002: Coming Out and Inspiring Transformation with James Demers
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Summary of show:

Starting with the story of coming out twice to his Grandfather, first as a lesbian and then as a transgender man, James shares his experience and well-earned wisdom with Nancy in this episode. 

James talks about his non-profit work, dysphoria, separation from his parents among a hugely supportive extended family, and the importance of chosen family in his journey. Listen as he offers advice, storytelling, and intelligent discourse on all of this and more.

Bullet points of key topics & time stamps:

2:45 Coming Out to Grandpa

7:30 Lethbridge as a case study

15:00 Coming out opened the doors for others in the family

19:45 Watching someone transition is like watching them re-inhabit their body 

21:10 Definition of dysphoria

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Facebook: (Centered Life Coaching)

Facebook: (James Demers)

Instagram: (@Nancy Shadlock)

Instagram: (@deanking)

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