Profiles of Childhood: Kia Gomez, Doula & Babysitter

Profiles of Childhood: Kia Gomez, Doula & Babysitter

“I split my time between school in the San Francisco Bay Area—Notre Dame de Namur University—and my hometown of Los Angeles. It’s not so different from the way I divided my time when I was a kid: between LA, where I was raised; and Belize, where my dad and extended family live and where I spent whole summers and every Christmas. The closeness of my family, and growing up in two places, made me who I am today, and who I am to the kids I take care of. My childhood prepared me to deal with different kinds of people, and to realize I shouldn’t have any expectations of how people should be, act, or live. 

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