"Meeting myself where I am (the essential core of harm reduction theory) seems a more reasonable way to contextualize self care."
- When Language Runs Dry # 4 Zine
My name is samantha nicole fonteyne, and I use she/her and they/them pronouns. I created Liminal Life Services to encompass my practice as a doula, educator, and facilitator. I offer accessible, holistic, nurturing, and empowering non-medical care, support, facilitation, guidance, all-options counseling, education, information, and advocacy throughout the threshold of life transitions.
I am experienced and comfortable with holding space, offering unconditional support without judgment, and bringing a calming, protective, and grounding energy to a room. Moreover, I am able to thoroughly organize, plan, coordinate, and problem solve. My approach is DIY, trauma-informed, evidence-based, gender neutral and gender affirming. My practice is radical, collaborative, healing-centered and community-based.
I identify as a disabled queer non-binary femme, who is a survivor of abuse and trauma. I practice radical self-love and harm reduction, while managing chronic physical and mental health conditions. I am devoted to supporting survivors, folks navigating abuse, loss, and trauma, folks currently using self-harm as a coping mechanism and(or) in recovery as well as folks managing chronic health conditions, diseases, infections, and toxins.
I am committed to honoring folks unique strengths, boundaries, preferences, intuition, language, lived experiences, identities and their intersections, family structure, knowledge, rituals, cultural traditions, beliefs and practices. My mission is to foster a safe(r) space for folks to process feelings and experiences, while encouraging the practice of radical self-love, self-care, self-advocacy, boundary-setting, and harm reduction practices.
Experience & Affiliations
Specialized Training & Learning
Pregnant Workers Rights - Open Arms Perinatal Services & Legal Voice
Childhood Sexual Abuse Training - Camp Victory
Unlearning & Learning
Racism 101 - Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites
Degrees & Certifications
Registered Dental Assistant Certification - Dental Board of California