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The Pandora’s Box of Gender

With Featured Guest

Stevie Manns

Belated • Transformational • Unapologetic

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The Pandora’s Box of Gender

With Featured Guest

Stevie Manns

Belated • Transformational • Unapologetic

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Top Takeaways From This Episode

  • 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.

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.

Stevie Manns – Singer, Songwriter, Podcaster and so much more!

Discover Stevie's music on Spotify (Their music is under their previous name so don't be confused!) and find their podcasts This Next Song’s About and Set Phasers

And be sure to follow them via their website and Instagram!

Fighting For Ukraine

Fighting for Ukraine is a short daily audio diary from the frontlines of the Ukraine resistance against Russia hosted by Ukrainian journalist turned civilian fighter Yuriy Matsarsky. Stevie is the producer of this important, daily, podcast.

Giving is Good

TMI Project – a nonprofit, LGBTQ organization that helps craft and amplify radically true stories to ignite human connection, challenge the status quo, and inspire both storytellers and listeners to take action for positive social change.

"When I said out loud the things that I would no longer accept, everything changed."

- Stevie Manns

Meet your Host, <em style="color:teal">Heather Vickery<em>

Meet your Host, Heather Vickery

Heather Vickery is an award-winning business owner and global leader with over 20 years as an entrepreneur. She leverages her entrepreneurial skills and expertise to coach individuals towards greater personal and professional fulfillment by helping them leverage their fear into intentional bravery. Heather says “When we choose bravely, on purpose, we choose bigger, have bigger successes and it’s contagious” A celebrated public speaker, Heather inspires audiences and empowers attendees with the tools they need to live bold and successful lives through creating balance, time management, mindfulness, as well as countless systems, strategies, and boundaries. She’s the author of Gratitude Journal: Shift Your Focus and Grow Grateful: A Gratitude Journal for Kids and Families. Heather is also the host and executive producer of The Brave Files Podcast.

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