Doula & artist
Jo Kucala, DBB (she/her)
Jo is the enchanting multifaceted artist and doula behind Artfully Empowered, serving the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. Jo’s coupled passions in henna and birthwork allow her to bring a calm, encouraging presence to every setting, whether that be a Belly Blessing or providing support to a family in the vulnerable postpartum months. Each pregnancy henna created is unique and thoughtfully composed, celebrating beautifully changing bodies and growing families.
Education is highly valued by Jo, each year she attends several conferences and workshops to further expand her knowledge on henna and birth work. She is certified by ICHNA as a natural henna artist, trained birth doula by DONA, certified as a Dynamic Body Balancing Facilitator, and is currently in the midst of completing her Postpartum Doula Certification through BAI. During her free time, Jo enjoys exploring State Parks with her two spirited children and husband, reading, and playing fetch with her dogs, Pepper and Zora.