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Yesterday, March 31 was International Transgender Day of Visibility
International Transgender Day of Visibility is an annual event occurring on March 31dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide, as well as a celebration of their contributions to society. The day was founded by US-based transgender activist Rachel Crandall of Michigan in 2009 as a reaction to the lack of LGBT recognition of transgender people, citing the frustration that the only well-known transgender-centered day was the Transgender Day of Remembrance, which mourned the murders of transgender people but did not acknowledge and celebrate living members of the transgender community. The first International Transgender Day of Visibility was held on March 31, 2009.
Katie Neeves has been a professional photographer and filmmaker for 34 years, but she came out publicly as being transgender after living for 48 years as a man. Katie formed Cool2BTrans to support and inspire other trans people and also to educate others on trans issues. She uses humour to deliver trans awareness training in an entertaining way. Katie appears regularly in the media and she’s on both ITV's and the BBC's lists of experts.
Katie mentions a book that helped her: 'You and your Gender Identity' by Dara Hoffman-Fox
You can find Katie here:
Lindsay is a mom of 3 amazing kids. You know the saying that if you have a son and a daughter, that you have a million-dollar family? Well, she has a billion-dollar family. Lindsay has a 15-year-old daughter, a 12-year-old son, and a 10-year-old gender creative child. Alix was assigned male at birth, and at the age of 4, insisted he was female, so they went along with it. Within the last year, he has grown to be gender creative and prefers male pronouns, but chose a gender-neutral name. Lindsay has been blessed to have friends in her life allow who have allowed her to be with them on their journey through gender questioning to full transition. Lindsay has even been a surrogate for a male gay couple. Some would consider her an ally, She views herself as human.
This week is National LGBT Health Awareness Week.
"This week is LGBT Health Awareness Week, a time to bring attention to the devastating cycle of discrimination and health disparities that affect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.
LGBT people encounter discrimination in employment, relationship recognition, and insurance coverage on a regular basis; consequently, they are less likely to be able to afford vital health care than their straight and non-transgender neighbors. For LGBT people of color, barriers to care and health disparities are even greater."
For more information go to https://www.thetaskforce.org/its-lgbt-health-awareness-week/
Ben Wolff is an out & proud gay man in NYC. A three-time entrepreneur and the creator of the Beanie Sleeper, a specially designed headwrap with a built-in sleep mask helping people going through chemo treatments feel a little bit better.
Episode 4: Angelica shares the coping mechanisms she used when she wasn’t accepted by herself or family
Angelica grew up in Colombia and moved to Canada as a teenager. She has traveled from her own homophobia to acceptance of self. She currently lives in Alberta, Canada with her girlfriend.
Angelica referenced Eliot (Ellen) Page's show Gaycation https://www.vicetv.com/en_us/show/gaycation
Joy and I had a wonderful conversation about coming out and how painful that was for them, and how with self work and healing they have been able to come to terms with family and moving into their most authentic self.
Joy Love uses They/Them Pronouns and is a 22 years old intuitive self love and empowerment coach. Joy works with motivated self healers to empower themselves with radical self love and acceptance, to transform their doubts and fears into self trust, so they can have a relationship with themselves that feels healthy and wholesome. As with many queer humans, Joy didn't start out having the most loving and amazing relationship with themself. Coming from abuse and rejection and having turned that pain into their power, Joy is so passionate about using their gifts to help others heal themselves!
Joy has put together a wonderful list of Instagram resources that they have used to help on their journey.
Dr. Nicole LePera (@the.holistic.psychologist) (Queer Person, Boundaries & Mental Health - “I teach you to consciously create a new version of yourself”)
Allyson Dinneen (@notesfromyourtherapist) (Emotional Validation & Shared Experience - “Emotions, relationships, & stuff I think about”)
????? WALLIS (@mitch.wallis) (General Mental Health - “A leader in the mental health space in the Millennial generation.”)
Janine Kreft, Psy.D. (@kreftscouch) (Validation & General Mental Health - “Trauma, holistic, & spiritually informed.”)
The Gottman Institute (@gottmaninstitute) (Relationships & Psychology - “Strictly research-based approach to relationships”)
Nedra Glover Tawwab, Therapist (@nedratawwab) (Relationships & Boundaries - “Boundaries Expert, I help people create healthy relationships.”)
Joy Love ? (@coachingwithlovingjoy) (Self Love, Empowerment & Validation - “Queer intuitive Love & Empowerment coach”)
Shaun Galanos (@thelovedrive) (Relationships & Love - “Love Coach teaching courses on communication & Intimacy skills”)
1,000 Hours Dry (@1000hoursdry) & 1,000 Hours Dry LGBTQIA (@1000hoursdrylgbtqia)
(Sobriety & Alcohol-Free Community - “Elevating the Alcohol-Free / Curious Lifestyle”)
Saratoga (they/she) (@the_sober_climb) (Queer Non-Binary Person, Alcohol-Free & Mental Health Community - “sober, climber, queer, mental health, support, amplification.”)
writing|philosophy|existing (@philosophicalhealer) (Identity, Healing, & Existential Philosophy - “I write what I think. I don’t teach, I exist.”)
Colin Bedell (@queercosmos) (Queer Person, Astrology & Relationships - “Pro-Social Astrology, Cognition, Emotion & Behavior”)
Mindset I Energy work (@sashalipskaia) (Spiritual coaching & Empowerment - “Feel peaceful and worthy as your true Self.”)
Phil T. Mistlberger (@ptmistlberger) (Spirituality & Psychology - “Spiritual & Esoteric therapist.”)
Live From The Heart ? (@ledbyheart) (Spirituality & Empowerment - “Old soul in a young body, I celebrate life.”)
Created by Joy Love @coachingwithlovingjoy