After decades of living my life on terms other than my own, of running from my true self, of enduring waves of shame, guilt and denial, I decided enough was enough. I knew I had to stand up and face my truth and embrace my innate uniqueness, my humanness. So I did the only thing I could do–I came out.
Since that time I have dedicated a large part of my life to giving back and paying it forward. I believe the only way meaningful change can occur is if we embody that change and live it fully and proudly each and every day. That is why I do what I do. It is the only way I know how to live my life. That is what it means to . . . Follow Your Heart.
For those of you that have never seen me speak or teach, please take a moment to watch. This reel was compiled from some of my most recent speaking engagements. If after watching, you believe there is opportunity to bring one of my programs to your organization, please reach out to me through the website.
Let’s change hearts and minds – together!
As part of The New Republic‘s centennial celebration, the articles and analysis of the Next Republic campaign, will explore the key issues set to shape the coming century: work, gender, business, entrepreneurship, identity, and community. The video interview focuses on both the identity and work elements of these trends – and provides a revealing and deeply personal glimpse into one trans* person’s journey to embrace her authentic self…watch interview
This is a very special video to me. This was recorded at a sermon I was asked to give at my former church, The Church of the Redeemer, in Morristown, NJ for the Transgender Day of Remembrance service in November of 2012.