Hiranya De Alwis Jayasinghe
I have a longstanding calling to accompany people through life’s sacred transitions: birth and death. I am a rainbow baby, that is, the child born after a pregnancy or infant loss. My life has been shaped by the death of my sister before me, and I have a heart to walk with families who experience the same. I have completed training in , “Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss,” and “Advanced Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss,” with the Institute for Birth, Breath and Death. I hope to also train as a birth doula when the time is right. As a BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) woman, I am driven to reduce birth inequalities due to race, that still exist in the UK; I am also keen to support BAME individuals to draw upon the birth and death traditions they find within their cultural heritage. I was raised in a strongly Christian family; I now attend the occasional Quaker meetings and follow an earth-based spirituality.