Appleseed Fertility has recently been handed down. Here's a little bit about our new owners!
Katinka Locascio LMT, FEA (in training)
Katinka has been charting her cycles since 2002 when she took her first class on FAM with Katie Singer, author of the Garden of Fertility. She spent a year apprenticing with Katie thereafter, and was amazed how much there was to learn about her cycles. She has dedicated the last 15 years studying the healing arts, including the Arivgo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Therapies, and osteopathic manual therapy. She runs Earth + Sky Healing Arts, a wellness space in LIC, Queens, and in her practice focuses on reproductive health and fertility, as well as lecturing and teaching FAM. She's a mom of two FAM babies, Celeste and Galileo and is currently working to become a Certified Fertility Awareness Educator with Sarah Bly, of Grace of the Moon (expected graduation in Dec 2017). She loves her WINK thermometer and talking about charting with friends and colleagues.
Cassie's first run in with Fertility Awareness came from her at the time boyfriend, now husband. After doing a little undercover research ("Does it really work??") she quickly became infatuated with the idea of charting her cycles. She even went so far as to make a senior thesis in film school on FAM. Miscontraceptions later showed in film festivals all over the country. The rest is h(er)story.
One wedding, one cross country move, and one baby later, she's still as passionate as ever about spreading fertility awareness. When not running after her toddler, she teaches women and teens the FEMM model of fertility charting and creates written content about hormonal health and motherhood. As a practicing Catholic, she is passionate about blending theology and biology. She manages Earth + Sky Healing Arts alongside Katinka and also directed The Fertility Diaries, a short web series musing at the life of a fertility charter.