Episode 17: The Chronicles of Lucrecia & Connor Bocanegra
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On this episode of the Shadows Podcast you will hear the tale of two remarkable active duty Professional Military Education Instructors in the United States Air Force, Connor and Lucrecia Bocanegra as they talk about their journey to discover who they are, their purpose, and creating a space for others to live their authentic lives.

Lucrecia opens up about her upbringings, coming out to her mother, and her plans after the military. Then Connor shares his upbringings, understanding his gender identity, being transgender in the military, and his aspirations for life after the military.

They also walk us through their love story that includes their comical first encounter (Involves pointers from the former MTV show, Next), the emotional story of acceptance from Lucrecia’s father, and more.

Finally, they talk about several programs they’re currently advocates for and the very emotional stories associated with being a mental health advocate, suicide awareness, sexual assault awareness, and their involvement with the LGBTQ+ community.

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