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

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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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August 6, 2020 77 min

Xavier (he/him) of @SleepyMoonAstro on Twitter and Instagram is a practicing Astrologer and a forever student of the stars. Hailing from State College, PA and was raised in San Diego, CA. Xavier has been studying Astrology since the age of 16 and at the time of their Saturn return began to practice professionally. They've done readings for hundreds of people all around the world and look forward to reading hundreds more. In...

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July 23, 2020 41 min

My guest is Nikkita Oliver (she/her). She is an attorney, writer, educator, abolitionist and for many of us “The People’s Mayor”. In 2017 she was the first political candidate from Seattles Peoples Party, and ran for the mayor of Seattle, coming in a very close 3rd out of 21 others. As of late she can be found on the front lines of the powerful Seattle activist movement, fighting toward the decriminalization, defunding and abolitio...

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July 21, 2020 43 min

This episode I am SO Honored to welcome artist and activist Nicholas galanin (Yéil Ya-Tseen - Tlingit/Unangax -he/him) we talk about his rise to being one of the most sought after artists in the country and world. He has been most recently in the news for pulling his work out of the famed Whitney museum to protest the racist behavior of a board member and even last week photos of his "Shadow on the Land, an excavation in bush b...

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July 14, 2020 53 min

In this episode I welcome public speaker, author, podcast host and executive/life coach, Lolita Walker. We discuss the journey we took side by side toward our first TEDx talk, as well as about the responsibility of parents during this racial pandemic and revolution and how it has affected her as the parent of a young boy.

How to find Lolita online: https://lolitawalker.com/

TEDx: https://youtu.be/87DM6Oioo5w 

 

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July 7, 2020 33 min

My guest this episode is Bronx based poet, Don. We talk about their poetry book releasing in August called "Girl, get up" and about how they are dealing with the quarantine and taking care of themselves during this time. Don also shares an amazing poem during the segment. Find Don online and a copy of his poem below. 

IG: lifeof.don

Poem:

Copyright @2020 Brandon

The idea of Queer sex makes straight people uncomfortable
Becau...

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July 2, 2020 80 min

This episode kicks off the new focus of the podcast: The QTIPOC community and their allies. This episode we welcome people from different parts of the country to come together to share what they have been going through, their thoughts on how the white community can do better, and how we can better support them.

My Guests:
Karlos Dillard (he/him) - venmo: $karlosdillard
Kris Dillard (he/him) - venmo: kristopherdillard1
Kalisto Nanen (h...

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June 30, 2020 41 min

My guest is choreographer, director and educator, Kate Wallich (she/her). Kate was named one of Dance Magazines "25 to Watch", has created stunning commissions with companies like PNB, Whim W'Him, Jacobs Pillow, ICA Boston, just to name a few. In 2010 Kate founded an all-abilities, community focused class called Dance Church, which quickly grew into packed spaces of upwards over 500 attendees a week, and branched into v...

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June 25, 2020 49 min

Scott is an Emmy nominated actor, writer, producer and TEDx speaker. He was the first openly transgender actor in daytime television with a recurring role on CBS’s The Bold and the Beautiful as well as a consultant for HBO’s Euphoria. He can be seen on the incredible just released Netflix documentary, DISCLOSURE. Scottt also has educated hundreds of crew members in on-set sensitivity and vetted trans affirmative policy for the unio...

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June 23, 2020 46 min

In this episode we talk to Jake and Hannah about how the decision to take the world along their journey as a transgender couple, through dating, their wedding and now being new parents, has changed their lives and in turn how they have become an inspiration to so many people. We also discuss the roles and responsibilities of the queer community during Pride but also in general during times where anyone’s rights are in question. Jak...

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June 18, 2020 79 min

This episode we speak to Briq House and BlakSyn. Briq House aka The Goddess (she/her/Goddess) is a professional dominant, Intuitive, Burlesque Goddess, educator in sacred intimate arts and is an advocate for LGBTQ+ and Sex worker rights. Blaksyn (they/them) is a non-binary BDSM educator, visual artist, published writer, professional dominant, consultant, mentor, coach, content creator and event organizer. We talk about sex and ...

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June 16, 2020 45 min

This episode we welcome activist and actor Theo Germaine (they/them + he/him) they can currently be seen on Netflix’s The Politician and Showtime’s Work In Progress. They are an inspiration both through their intentional choices in acting roles as well as how they continually use their voice to educate fans and followers leading by example, showing how to be better allies and members of not just the LGBTQ+ community, but be...

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