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Sliding Scale 

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Here is a general guidelines about how I currently price my sliding scale and to help you determine where you fall on it


Consider paying more if you:

  • are comfortably able to meet all of your basic needs ( examples: food, housing, health care, and transportation.) 

  • have some debt but it does not prohibit attainment of basic needs

  • own your home/property or rent a higher-end property

  • have financial savings, investments, retirement accounts, or inherited money

  • travel for leisure, can afford an annual vacations or annual time off. 

  • have access to resources in times of need

  • work part time by choice

  • have a relatively high degree of earning power due to level of education, gender privilege, racial privilege, class background, etc. (even if not your not currently using it)

Consider paying less if you:

  • rent lower-end properties or have unstable housing

  • are unemployed or underemployed

  • have no access to savings

  • have no or very limited expendable income

  • rarely buy new items because you are unable to afford them

  • cannot afford a vacation or have the ability to take time off without financial burden

  • are a person who experiences racism directed at you, and/or via systemic oppression

  • identify as Black, Indigenous, First Nations, and/or a person of color

  • are transgender and experience trans related discrimination and/or violence regularly

  • are gay/queer and experience related discrimination and/or violence regularly

  • have medical expenses not covered by insurance

  • have medical expenses, been denied work, or experience discrimination related to ableism

  • are eligible for public assistance (including food stamps & health care)

  • have immigration-related expenses

  • are a sex worker who experiences occupational discrimination (personal and/or legislative)

  • are an unpaid community organizer

  • are a returning citizen who has been denied work due to incarceration history

  • are supporting children or have other dependents

  • are an elder with limited financial support

  • struggle to maintain access to needs such as health care, housing, food, child care

  • are living paycheck to paycheck or are in significant debt

I trust you to be honest in your assessment of your economic reality.

Those you pay more help everyone. By paying more  you open up opportunities for me to provide lower cost services to those in our community that otherwise wouldn't have the opportunity and benefit of having a doula by their side. 

Those who pay middle amounts pay for costs and my time. 

Those clients who pay less... know that this is you allowing your community to support you.

If the lowest price is still prohibitive I will be happy to figure out a price or payment plan option that will work for you. 

***This privilege-based sliding scale model is based off of  abm tattoos at (with permission to use)***

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