Face to Faces

Face to Faces

A conversation series that provides a platform focusing on the LGBTQ+ & POC communities and their allies, in the areas of activism, politics, mental health, arts & entertainment and community - where we discuss the human experience in our ever changing world. The goal of this space is to remind you, that while you may have moments where you feel isolated or alone, there is always an incredible community of people here that is safe. We all connect to people at our deepest pains and greatest joys, and in this space are here for those moments and everything in between.... Show More

Episodes

February 25, 2021 68 min

In this episode I welcome entrepreneur/sound healer/holistic wellness coach CRYSTAL MCKINNEY(she/her.) We have such a great discussion about holistic healing, chakra balancing and how she found her way to this path of healing and began creating her YUMMY all natural, sustainable and organic self care product company Bitchy Bath & Body.

Crystal's websites & social media:

https://bzglxxmv7d1.typeform.com/to/X2O485xt

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February 18, 2021 61 min

This Episode I welcome back my friend EVA ECHO (she/her).

She is a transgender activist, mental health and suicide prevention advocate, Ambassador for the London Transgender Clinic, Spokesperson for Gendered Intelligence and recently founded the Pass It On Campaign - a project creating & sharing conversations around the trans and non-binary experience. Please join as we continue the important conversation around inclusion and e...

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This Episode I am SO THRILLED to have four friends help me kick off a new reoccurring series: MYTHS & MISCONCEPTIONS of being TRANSGENDER.

We had SO many laughs during this episode and shared a lot of things that people often either misunderstand or assume about being transgender. This episode provides TONS of information, clarity and thoughtfulness around a community that is both marginalized and misunderstood.

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My guest for this episode is Alana Higginbotham (she/her). She is a Certified Life Coach, Published Author & Public Speaker. In this segment we discuss how she found her grove in the Coaching space and how her now VIRAL bite-sized videos entitled by her fans "Drive By Therapy" have now caught fire and why people are SO attracted to them.

https://alanahigginbotham.com/

https://www.instagram.com/alanahigginbotham/

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I am SO thrilled to have my friend and Astrologer Xavier as my guest to open Season 2!

In this episode he tells us WHAT the FUCK happened with the planets in 2020 and why so many of us (especially Cardinal signs) were affected, And he tells us what's in store for 2021.

Take notes folx because there's some SUPER gems in here to help you prepare for the year.

To book a Natal Chart Reading, Tarot or other service with Xavier y...

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December 15, 2020 68 min

In this episode my guest is Shanik, a behavioral therapist for children on the spectrum, and she is also a suicide survivor. Please join us as we have an amazing discussion about childhood trauma and growing up from a young ageas someone who has to surviveBut also how that comes back up later in our lives as adults in our over -achieving, over-thinking and in relationship triggers. Shanik shares her story around bullying, cultural ...

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December 8, 2020 85 min

19 months ago Jackie lost her husband Lou to suicide. In this episode we talk about the grief process she has been through in the last months, and how she has navigated being a mother and now grandmother, working, all while she has been in the early stages of grief. She shares her amazing light on how she has kept going and positive. Its such an emotional and special conversation. Thank you for holding a space for us both as we pro...

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PART 2 of the important discussion around the quick rise in adoptee suicides.

My guests are all transracial adoptees and advocates in the community working to shine a light on the mental health crisis within the Foster Care and Adoptee community. They are also all have struggled with their own suicidal ideation during their journey.

In this episode we discuss the problems in the system specifically around transracial adoption and h...

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November 24, 2020 59 min

On this episode, my guest is Moses Farrow (he/him). Moses is one of the ten adopted children of actress Mia Farrow and later adopted by father Woody Allen.

Many are familiar with the controversial family history, because that is what society focuses on. That is NOT the purpose of this episode.

3 of Moses's adopted siblings took their own lives. This episode is a Faces of Fortitude session for Moses and I to discuss suicide loss...

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November 19, 2020 34 min

I am so excited and grateful to have as my guest, Chef Ayesha of The bay area based Round Midnight pop-up dinner series. In this episode we talk about the how mentally demanding working in the food and service industry is, and the culture around it. We discuss her covid pivot and the future of the industry and then chef and I tackle a fancy fall salad in the bonus video episode!

Bonus Cooking segment: https://youtu.be/xIQ9JNpnNm4

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November 12, 2020 68 min

8 years ago Sandra lost her husband to suicide - her boys were 9 and 12 yrs old. Her best friend of 20 years. In this episode We bond over our stories and she explains how hard the grieving process is for the widowed with children. You don't get days off to grieve. You have to keep going for your children. She applied to be a face in the project and now shares her story on the podcast. We have such a special and poignant conver...

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October 14, 2020 52 min

I am so thrilled to have this amazing human join me for this episode. Kai is a TEDx speaker, violinist, composer and has been open about his struggles with being bipolar. Kai and I met because we are speakers at the same agency, and share the same agent. I was so fascinated by him and what he does when we were introduced, I just had to have him on. In this episode we talk about how this quarantine has actually created a flow and so...

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October 8, 2020 59 min

This is my SECOND virtual Faces of Fortitude session, and I am so happy to welcome my friend and now official Face in the project, he is an educator, artist and survivor - Etan Best (he/him). He was one of the very first people, almost 3 years ago, to email me to apply to be in the project. Over the years we have become dear friends, so in this episode

Part 2 - is Etan's official Faces of Fortitude session where we talk about h...

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October 7, 2020 50 min

This is my SECOND virtual Faces of Fortitude session, and I am so happy to welcome my friend and now official Face in the project, he is an educator, artist and survivor - Etan Best (he/him). He was one of the very first people, almost 3 years ago, to email me to apply to be in the project. Over the years we have become dear friends, so in this episode

Part 1 - we discuss the evolution of both ourselves and the project, and then Pa...

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October 1, 2020 63 min

My guest this episode is burlesque performer, artist, actor and producer Luminous Pariah. I am so honored to have this talented human join us on the podcast. In this episode we discuss the ways Luminous is having to change for the nightlife and burlesque world in regards to live performances in the COVID reality. We also discuss the growing popularity of the polyamorous lifestyle and how it has become something you learn to navigat...

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In this episode for the first time ever you get to be a fly on the wall of a faces of fortitude session. Until today, these sessions have been private. But with covid and the quaraNtine, there was a need for thAT space to continue in a new way. In this episode Ashley and I share our stories of survival, and bond over our process. We talk about families, siblings, oprah and discuss some really important lessons around self love. Tha...

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This episode I am so honored to welcome my guests:

Eva Echo (She/Her - UK)
Yes Segura (He/Him/They/Them - Seattle)
Chef kat (They/Them - Jamaica/LA)
Seb Clayton (He/Him - UK)
Nahla Adama (She/Her - LA)

In this episode we discuss the transgender experience at different stages of transition. We also talk about the education and resources for those who may be investigating or researching transition for themselves. We bond over the hardest ...

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September 1, 2020 58 min

Norman J. Liverpool IV (he/him) is an Entrepreneur and Speaker and a dedicated professional with a passion for spreading awareness for the LGBTQ+ Community and the issues that the community faces. Normal is the creator of a signature mentor-ship and coaching program designed for the LGBTQ+ Community, called Over the Top Living which explores the challenges of coming to terms with who you are and living your best life now. I...

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August 20, 2020 71 min

In this episode my guest is Scott Lawrence Kirschenbaum (he/him)- He is a small business consultant, nonprofit strategist, movie producer and was my late brother Jimmys best friend in college. Scott and I never unpacked or discussed my brothers suicide in detail. We met on the day of his funeral and have since become friends. This is the episode where we unpack that day, talk about our grief process, ask each other difficult questi...

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August 13, 2020 71 min

My guest is Manav Khanna (he/him) - he is a technologist, TEDx speaker, healer and spiritualist. His passion is helping people establish a deep sense of wellbeing in an increasingly complex world. Manav has spent over a decade integrating teachings and practices from several spiritual and healing traditions, sciences, philosophies and the wisdom of ancient Indian and contemporary teachers, creating practical tools for people of all...

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