Stephanie Tillman ’12 MSN, CNM, FACNM

Headshot of Stephanie Tillman resting her head on her chin, wearing a black sweater and red lipstick.Tillman is the inaugural winner of the YSN Alumni Association Decade Award, which recognizes outstanding efforts and effective, value-driven outcomes achieved early in a graduate’s nursing career. 

Tillman (she/her) is a midwife in Chicago. She completed her undergraduate degree in Global Health and Medical Anthropology at the University of Michigan, and her graduate degree in Midwifery at YSN. She is on the Board of Directors of the Midwest Access Project and Nurses for Sexual and Reproductive Health and is an Advisory Committee member of the Queer and Transgender Midwives Association.  

Earlier this year, Stephanie completed a Clinical Medical Ethics Fellowship at the University of Chicago, where she focused on consent in pelvic care, and this fall will begin a PhD in Health Care Ethics focusing on the same topic. She was recently inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Nurse Midwives, where she also serves as a member of the Ethics Committee.  

Tillman blogs under the name Feminist Midwife, and through that online platform, academic and public writing, and professional speaking engagements, seeks to interact with providers and consumers in conversations about consent in health provision, ethics, queer care, sex positivity, anti-racism, nurses and advanced practice clinicians in abortion care, and trauma-informed frameworks. Find her on social media @FeministMidwife.