Jimanekia Eborn is a Queer Media Consultant, Comprehensive Sex Educator, and Sexual Assault & Trauma Expert.
She is the host of Trauma Queen - a podcast mini-series for survivors of assault and their allies. The podcast focuses on uplifting voices in all communities and exploring our collective journey to healing. Jimanekia is also the Founder of Tending The Garden, a healing retreat for survivors, focused on femmes of color.
In this episode, Jimanekia tells the story of how she began working as a sex educator and why the focus of her work has been on trauma, and quick content warning: there are mentions of physical and sexual violence in this conversation.
We talk about a really wide range of things though—imposter syndrome, changing paths in life, self-care vs self-soothing, and so much more.
It was wonderful to have this honest and introspective conversation with Jimanekia, and I hope you enjoy and learn from it as much as I did!
Esmé Weijun Wang is the author of a New York Times-bestselling essay collection, The Collected Schizophrenias (2019), and a novel, The Border of Paradise (2016).
Born in the Midwest to Taiwanese parents, Esmé lives in San Francisco, and can be found at esmewang.com, where she provides resources for ambitious people living with limitations.
In this episode, Esmé shares stories of her own milestones and celebrations, and we dig into a conversation about jealousy, defining success for yourself, and why it is important to separate the celebration of the process from that of the outcome or accolades.
Nick North is a dude, a husband, a dad to 5 kids, and a Branding Strategist.
He also has a history of living as a woman, a wife, a mom, a photographer and one of those fancy director of marketing positions. When he embraced his identity and came out as transgender, he realized just how much gender affects the way we think, talk, sell and function. He now speaks from his experience on both sides of the gender coin, empowering all genders to live authentically and powerfully, while also making more money following their passion and their gut.
In this episode, Nick joins me to share the story of an important milestone in his life as a trans man, and he talks all about why September 14th will always be a special day for him. You'll see!