The Pandora’s Box of Gender

Stevie Manns
The Brave Files
The Brave Files
The Pandora’s Box of Gender

Show Notes

The Brave Files
The Brave Files
The Pandora’s Box of Gender

Belated •  Transformational • Unapologetic

Have you ever thought “If I do this, will I still be lovable?” 

Well, that question get’s even more complicated when the “this” is coming out as Gender Queer. This week's guest is a dear friend of our host, Heather Vickery. Stevie Manns had a moment of clarity where they, finally, realized that they no longer had to accept what was unacceptable to them!

After years of living with “self-inflicted” internalized homophobia, Stevie is now living out loud in an old-school, male-dominated industry. After their own transition, Stevie became a fierce advocate for other Queer and Trans folks in the finance industry.

Top Takeaways:

  • Your voice deserves to be heard. You deserve to take up space!
  • You have the power to be a beacon of light for someone else.
  • It takes a lot of hard work and self-love to move through internalized homophobia.
  • No two people experience gender the same! Gender presentation looks and feels different to everyone.
  • You are still lovable – everyone is lovable. Find your people and hold them close.
  • Your experiences are what create you. Don’t deny your experiences, embrace them and use them for the greater good.
  • Everything happens at its perfect time.

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