So what happened on last week’s show? Lian was with Michelle Atkin. Michelle had an interesting and unconventional upbringing which she enjoys sharing with others in the hope that it others can feel less alone in the world. In her professional capacity, Michelle works primarily with woman to support them to develop connections. This often starts with a connection back to themselves in order to feel and understand their purpose in life at that moment. Michelle was raised in a cult and has spent the last 25 years recovering from and learning from it. In this show, we explored the rather surprising topic of what we can learn from cults about connection!
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And this week’s show is with Shaaba Lotun and Jamie Raines. They’ve been together for 5 years, Jamie is transgender and since the beginning of his transition has documented his transition online. Together, they try and raise awareness of transgender issues, in the hope to help the LGBT+ community as a whole. They have recently set up a social enterprise, This Is Me., to continue supporting the LGBT+ community from a more official platform. Shaaba and Jamie both believe that gender identity and happiness are greatly linked, but that it is an incredibly complex relationship and topic that needs further exploration.
In this show we talked about what gender is really about – what’s conditioned, what’s innate and what we can explored.
I’d love to know what YOU think about this week’s show. Let’s carry on the conversation… please leave a comment below.
What you’ll learn from this episode:
- Your beliefs around gender might be more made up than you realise. There’s a spectrum of ways that we can identify and express ourselves!
- Most of us have been conditioned to express our gender in ways that society deems as acceptable – it’s interesting to explore which of those you find useful and which ones you’d like to explore beyond.
- You are free to be yourself.
Resources and stuff that we spoke about:
- Jamie’s Youtube channel
- This is me
- If you want further LGBT+ advice and support, please contact us and we’ll pass on Jamie and Shaaba’s email address
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