Perla is mama to four babes, who have all been worn since birth. She didn’t know a single other babywearer until her second child was about 6 months old, which was when she attended a babywearing meeting for the first time. She made some wonderful friendships there and learned many tips and tricks. The main part of her babywearing education came from TBW (thebabywearer.com), where she spent hours and hours asking questions, answering questions, and getting to know people as denimmeitai. She became a VBE for DC-MD-VA in 2011, but moved to Illinois shortly thereafter. She eventually founded the Chambana chapter in July 2014.
Perla holds a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Illinois. She feeds her musical soul by singing at local Music Club meetings, singing with choirs, and accompanying the choirs at a local high school. In her spare time, she is getting a second Masters degree in Music Education.