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June 6, 2020

Pride Series - Kam Brooks

On day 6 of the Pride Series we have Kam Brooks. Kam Brooks is a 21 year old non-binary trans-masculine person, their pronouns are they/them/theirs. They are currently a college junior by credit pursuing their degree in Integrative General Studies. They identify as pansexual and are on the bipolar spectrum. They exist in margins but still do what they can to be involved in the LGBTQ+ community in Orlando. They have been a youth advocate for roughly two years, particularly for college students, but have recently taken a step back from this role to focus on personal projects and self care. They hope that in this time they can continue to better my skillset and soon continue to work within Orlando.

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June 5, 2020 Pride Series 2020

Pride Series - Monique Fontaine

Pride Series day 5. On day 5 I have the privilege for talking to Monique Fontaine. Monique Fontaine, a 34 year old trans woman of color who currently lives in New York City and has for the past 12 years. She is a full time  makeup artist at Sephora. Monique is very open about being trans and has been blessed to have some incredible people in her life. She uses her platform as an openly transwomen to empower other human beings to be the best version of themselves...She says... Live.. love.. and be proud of who you are..

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June 4, 2020 Pride Series 2020

Pride Series - Vic Self

Today on the Pride Series I interview Vic Self. A trans man originally from New Zealand who relocated to Philadelphia around 2015. Victor Self is a proud Aotearoa/New Zealand native who immigrated to the United States almost 5 years ago and began transitioning to male just over one year ago. He is proud of his journey towards celebrating himself as a fat, queer trans man in recovery. He has a varied background in theater, comedy, sex work, insurance, and as a Casino dealer. He lives with his lovely partner in West Philadelphia, where he is currently exploring a Jewish life and intersectional organizing. He is also beginning to intern as a dog trainer and dreams of helping service dogs help all kinds of people. He is honored to be a part of an intersectional trans discussion wherever and whenever they occur.

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June 3, 2020 Pride Series 2020

Pride Series - Skyler Jay

Today on the pride series we talk to Skyler Jay. Skyler is a vivacious transgender activist from the South East. He has worked for the LGBTQIA+ community for over a decade, and has also worked to greatly increase visibility, growth, and opportunity for Transgender people. He is most notably recognized for his appearance on Netflix’s Emmy award winning hit, Queer Eye; as well as his groundbreaking lawsuit against the Georgia state system to remove Trans* exclusionary healthcare policies. Skyler’s broad skill set lends him to be a source of leadership guidance, community education & resources, and building affirming environments. Available for keynotes, workshops, trainings, and consulting. He has worked with groups of all ages within and outside of the LGBTQIA+ community. In his talks Skyler exercises what he refers to as “radical patience with an open book mentality.” He promotes and encourages an open learning environment with important dialogue on the Trans* experience, focusing on the trials and triumphs he has encountered as a visible Trans person while maintaining an uplifting and interactive presence with the audience. A percentage of Skyler’s bookings are donated to Aadya Rising’s annual Transgender surgery scholarship. Aadya Rising is Skyler’s newest endeavour, a non-profit he helped Co-Found that is focused on providing  life-altering support services and aid to at-risk and marginalized populations of all ages within the broader Queer and Transgender communities.

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June 2, 2020 Pride Series 2020

Pride Series - Cap Blackard

The next episode in the Pride Series is with Cap Blackard who you might remember from episode 39. Cap Blackard is a multidisciplinary artist specializing in writing, illustration, and podcasting. She's the showrunner of the award-winning audio drama, The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program, a queer horror-comedy; co-creator the forthcoming animated series, Lightning Dogs; and is Mother Brain of Omniverse, her media company focused on storytelling podcasts. Her forthcoming series, TRANScend is a genre-bending autobiography exploring her transgender journey and the interconnectedness of all things.

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June 1, 2020 Pride Series 2020

Pride Series - Kelli Lape

The first episode in the 2020 Pride Series is with Kelli Lape. Kelli is a trans woman who lives in Washington State. She was born in 1964 and graduated high school in 1982. Right after graduating high school Kelli joined the Navy and served 20 years in the Navy from 1983-2003.  She began her transition on September 1, 2017. Kelli has been on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) as of May 27th of 2020 for 1000 days. To her this was the start of when she no longer pretended to be a man.

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May 26, 2020

Dr. Kristie Overstreet-Fix Yourself First

Dr. Kristie Overstreet (She/Her), clinical sexologist, psychotherapist, and author of Fix Yourself First:  25 Tips to Stop Ruining Your Relationships and 4 Weeks to Improve Your Relationship as a Couple. She specializes in relationships and transgender healthcare. She also works as a speaker and consultant who trains healthcare providers on how to care for transgender and nonbinary clients with dignity. She created the Transgender Healthcare Dignity Model training and certification program for healthcare providers.  Dr. Kristie holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Sexology, a Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology. She is a licensed counselor in California, Florida, Georgia, and Louisiana. She is also a certified sex therapist and certified addiction professional. She is president of the Therapy Department, a private practice in Orange County, CA that provides counseling, training, speaking, and consulting services throughout the world. She also serves as a national contributor to CNN, Psychology Today, Readers Digest, Your Workplace, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and various other media.

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May 12, 2020

Omniverse

Cap Blackard is a multidisciplinary artist specializing in writing, illustration, and podcasting. She's the showrunner of the award-winning audio drama, The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program, a queer horror-comedy; co-creator the forthcoming animated series, Lightning Dogs; and is Mother Brain of Omniverse, her media company focused on storytelling podcasts. Her forthcoming series, TRANScend is a genre-bending autobiography exploring her transgender journey and the interconnectedness of all things.

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April 28, 2020

Transgender Awareness Alliance

A native of South Carolina, Greg graduated from The Citadel in 2006 with a degree in Psychology. After working 5 years as a Police Officer and Firefighter, he began working in the trade business at FedEx. Greg has been a member of Tau Kappa Phi Inc, a non-profit LGBT Greek lettered organization since 2004. During this time, he helped to maintain a space within Tau Kappa Phi for transgender men, Alpha Omega Kappa Fraternity, Inc. serving as the first president of the organization. Greg served as a moderator for a transgender support group at Garden of Grace United Church of Christ.  He has been on the board of South Carolina Equality as the chairman of the Trans Action Task Force, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Harriet Hancock Center.  Greg has spoken in Washington DC with the U.S. Department of Justice ; Federal Bureau of Prisons, Dorn VA Hospital, Federal Correction Institution; Edgefield, SC, Federation of Families Summer Summit, The International Conference on Stigma, and various other engagements.

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April 14, 2020

Dealing with Mental Health during a Pandemic

Heather Eslien is a LMHC (licensed mental health counselor) with a private practice in downtown Sarasota, Florida.  Her primary focus is on the LGBTQIA+ community and she is particularly passionate about her specialization in working with transgender and gender-expansive pre-teens to adult folx.  In addition, she facilitates two support groups for the community: one for trans masculine individuals ages 16 and up and the other for the loved ones of trans folks (cisgender parents, partners, adult children and other family members).  She is often called upon to speak at churches, schools and other organizations to provide psychoeducation around the many barriers and inequities this vulnerable population faces as well as to break down the myths and incorrect assumptions surrounding this beautiful and dynamic community.  She believes trans and gender-expansive people are a key to our societal liberation.

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March 31, 2020

Love Lives Here

Zoe Knox is a mother of four and high-tech professional in telecommunications. Her wife, Amanda Jetté Knox, is a human rights advocate, author and public speaker. They live in Ottawa, Canada and have four children. The family’s message of unconditional love and acceptance has been featured by media outlets worldwide, including BBC, O Magazine, Buzzfeed, Upworthy, The Independent UK and many others. Amanda has written a memoir of her family’s journey entitled Love Lives Here: A Story of Thriving in a Transgender Family, which was published by Penguin Canada and is a #1 Canadian bestseller.

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March 17, 2020

What is Non-Binary?

This week I talk to Ruth Carter a Non-Binary individual from Phoenix Arizona. We talk about being Non-Binary in such a binary world and the ins and outs that go along with it. Join us as we journey through what Non-Binary is.

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March 3, 2020

What would you ask your therapist?

This week I talk to Dr. Smid about what we should ask our therapist, things to look for in a therapist and so much more. Dr. Smid has two PhD's and specializes in treating transgender patients. Make sure you check out this episode.

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Feb. 25, 2020

Transitioning with Essential Oils

Have you thought about using essential oils in your transition or wanted to know more about them. Listen to this episode as Dr. Lindsey Elmore and I tackle essential oils and supplements.

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Feb. 18, 2020

Mental Health Struggles

This week we talk to Vikki Hellerick about being a gender non-conforming individual who battles with mental health struggles. Join us as we explore what it's like to have a mental health diagnosis and what it is like living with it.

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Feb. 10, 2020

Orlando LGBT+ Center

This week we chat with George Wallace the Executive Director with the Orlando LGBT+ Center.

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Dec. 31, 2019

Donuts and Dandelions

Join me this week as I talk to Jennifer Eberhardt Smith about her new book Donuts and Dandelions a self help book. We explore self-help in transition and more. You don't want to miss this episode.

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Dec. 17, 2019

Transitioning Over 40

Have you ever wondered what it was like to transition after 40 well this week I sit down with Nick Garver to talk about this exact topic. We explore the differences between when I started my transition at 30 and being well over 40 when he started his transition. If you have always wanted to know what its like or maybe you are thinking of transitioning at this age you don't want to miss this episode.

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