Hello there! Lovely to meet you. My name is Arden Kindred and this is my personal website.
I am both an educator and a forever student. I’m an adjunct professor at two institutions, but even outside those roles I spend a lot of time talking with people about ableism, sexuality, neurodiversity, LGBTQ+ issues (particularly trans issues), and ethical evidence-based healthcare that prioritizes informed consent and bodily autonomy. This website essentially exists as an information hub to direct people for resources and save me the emotional energy of explaining the same things over and over again, if I’m being completely honest. It’s also a place to house all the blog posts that I very occasionally write!
The topics you’ll generally find me writing and teaching about are important to me because they’re my own lived experience – I’m an autistic, queer, disabled, agender midwife with chronic pain (due to Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome primarily). Most of these facets of my identity are things I love about myself (I could do without the pain, if I’m being picky) but they can also make life a little tricker to navigate – especially with people who don’t know much about these topics and don’t understand my world. If you’d like to learn more about how I live in the world, this website is a great starting point.