Ebony "She Brings Joy" Dixon-Padilla (she/her)
Certified birth and postpartum Doula
Ebony “She brings Joy” Dixon-Padilla is an African American and Indigenous (Tsalagi, Lakota, Seminole, Afro-Taino) certified lactation educator, certifying NAPS doula and trained birth & postpartum doula through Global Perinatal Services and Bastyr, Canoe Journey Herbalist apprentice, student in both the Indigenous Childbirth Educator program by Center for Indigenous Midwifery and former student of Grandmas Hands Pregnancy & Postpartum Herbs and Nutrition in the Southern Black tradition, Vice president of the Indigenous Students Association at Highline College and former Highline College Club president of Moms Elevated which received 2 awards; Women in action award 2019 and Student Legacy Award 2019. She is both a traditional womb healer and certified steam bath facilitator, also known as v-steam or vaginal steam, with both direct steaming lineage from her Native grandmothers who maintained steam baths in birth ceremony and additional training in postpartum recovery, miscarriage recovery, and is the creator of her own 4 step process to healing trauma from the womb due to her own experiences healing from sexual and intergenerational African and Native traumas. She is currently collaborating with The Maternal Coalition to co facilitate birth trauma workshops in support of her communities. She works and strives to further educate and help bridge the gap between medical womb trauma and racism with traditional womb healing practices to protect and restore her BIPOC communities. Ebony has also taught classes at Highline College on African American and Native American cultural breastfeeding and historical trauma in 2019, 2020, and 2021.