Being a member of the LGBT+ community has made for some interesting plot twists in my life! It has obviously shaped me in a big way. And, like many of you, there have been a number of times during which I felt unsafe just for being who I am. This has happened as a young man and as an adult. Yoga was one of the places I did feel safe. I recently led a workshop on fostering LGBT+ yoga communities from the lens of my journey, but I know that there are so many amazing queer voices out there. As I build the studio out, I have thought at length about how to ensure it’s a safe space for my LGBT+ brothers and sisters.
Michelle Crawford @mick.crawdad and I met a few years ago as we practiced within the same San Francisco yoga communities. She identifies as trans and kindly agreed to come on the show and share her voice. Her story is incredible and the ways she incorporated yoga on her journey is amazing. The tools of the practice helped her through her transition. She is an advocate for the trans community and continues to serve them in many, many ways. I invite you all to listen and learn from someone I deeply admire. If you’ve ever wanted to hear what bravery sounds like; it’s this. Michelle is brave enough to step into what it means to be authentically her. Tune in for her amazing story! Enjoy.
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