The “who” update
Good-bye, Oneiroknots. I’ll be working under my own name. Thanks to the insight of friends, I learned I was ready to drop some emotional baggage and take a sweet and simple approach to naming my business. Ahhh, refreshing. For now, angeliquegeehan.com will simply redirect to the old website. Complete relocation will wait a bit.
Please reach out if you are interested in engaging me to speak with your group, facilitate training or workshops, or consult with your family in private. I primarily work in Houston but can arrange travel or try to connect you with an educator or group in your area.
If you work with families in any way, I encourage you to connect with me so we can offer each other support and possibly collaborate.
You may send email to ag [at] angeliquegeehan [dot] com.
The original name for the work I’m doing was “Oneiroknots Consulting and Education.” An oneironaut (oh-NYE-rəh-NOT) is a lucid dreamer. I strive for clarity in my actions and thoughts, and I work to question and depolarize the many cultural beliefs and practices that can deprive individuals of needed connection with themselves, their families, and their communities. I believe that imperfection is just fine, and I want as much unconditional compassion and authenticity out there as possible.
One of the ways I do this work is to empower caregivers — however they identify themselves — to balance their family’s needs more easily through babywearing, the use of fabric to carry children close, often secured with a knot.
I work directly with families, but increasingly, I find myself helping others either enter the field of babywearing education or expand and refine their existing professional skillsets to include babywearing education.
The BWIGH principles, which I helped draft, are a good representation of my beliefs.
Angelique Geehan works to question and depolarize the many cultural beliefs and practices that can deprive individuals of needed connection with themselves, their families, their clients, and their communities.
She trains and certifies babywearing educators, offers lectures, classes, workshops, and consultations on babywearing (the practice of carrying children in fabric close to their caregivers), consent, cultural awareness, community building, and various parenting topics, all with social justice and transformative justice frameworks in mind.
Her goal is to seed communities with as much critical thinking, compassion, and authenticity as possible, while helping families get through their days more easily.
Angelique has worked with retailers and manufacturers, community groups, event organizers, their clients and families, and other educators. She founded Interchange, a consulting group that offers diversity and inclusion support, and volunteers for several organizations, including as president of the board of directors for Baby Carriers Provided, the non-board chair of the Baby Carrier Industry Alliance’s Educator Committee, a board member and community educator with Houston Babywearing Resource, an advisor for the Texas Babywearing Alliance, and a Regional Volunteer for World On My Shoulders.
Angelique Geehan offers babywearing and kangaroo care education through consultations, workshops, and classes for families; babywearing, birth, and health care professionals; and retail and manufacturer staff. She is a Licensed Affiliate Instructor for the Babywearing Institute, the non-board chair of the Education Committee for the Baby Carrier Industry Alliance, editor at the Journal of Babywearing Research and Practice, and a member of the Transcultural Committee for the National Perinatal Association.
She also offers business and nonprofit consulting services as an agent of Interchange, a cultural awareness partnership.
A Master Babywearing Educator for Babywearing International of Greater Houston, Angelique helped found the chapter to expand the free services available to families seeking to carry their children close. She also serves as the chapter’s president and training coordinator.
Angelique supports the work of paid and volunteer educators and leaders. She is committed to promoting awareness of issues facing marginalized and oppressed humans and taking action to improve our ability to live together sustainably.
She is a mother of two living in Kashmere Gardens who enjoys capoeira (and loves these folks, too), attempts to play caixa with Batala Houston, finds photos for InCultureParent magazine, hangs out with Families Learning Freely, and is a confirmed sensation-seeker.