What if we transformed the way we thought about boundaries from the watered down and single lensed discussion of boundaries you might see popularized in social media, to an understanding of Boundaries that encompasses the entire self, including and centering our Felt Sense? What if we learned how to start connecting with our bodies so that we could actually feel and respect our bodies sensations as a way to understand our boundaries? In this Episode of Transforming Together the HopeWorks Podcast, key host, MC Carey (they/them) is joined by HopeWorks Clinical Therapist, Anne Eckman (she/her) who helps to guide the conversation of boundaries through the lens of Somatic Therapy and mind-body healing. MC & Anne go through exercises to help start the work of connecting to our own felt sense, discuss the reasons why this may be so hard and new for folks, and offer knowledge around how boundary setting helps to heal our relationships to self/partners and also helps to heal our community. Boundary setting is a transformative act, and starting from an embodied place, a place of safety, can help us connect with boundaries in a more authentic and whole way. More felt sense exercises here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1r43S2OEhVtOwFAe2qAdxquKM5WnhujvE/view?usp=sharing
On this episode of Transforming Together, the HopeWorks Podcast, MC Carey (they/them) brings in three guests for a deep dive conversation around sports and transphobia. Joined by the two founders of Unmatched Athlete, Justin Fair & Olanrele Oni, and trans health and sports advocate from Trans Maryland, Jack Mirabella, together they unpack the heavy wave of anti-transgender sports bills that have been hitting state legislatures all over the country as well as the undeniably important work of creating safe space for queer and trans youth to engage in sports. Sports are meant for everyone regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation and no one understands that better than Unmatched Athlete which works to create a safe and inclusive space for queer and trans youth to engage in sports and movement. You can learn more about Unmatched Athlete by visiting https://www.unmatchedathlete.org/. Interested in advocacy around the Transgender community in Maryland? Engage with the legislative, healthcare, and social advocacy coming out of Trans Maryland—a multi-racial, multi-gender, trans-led community power building organization dedicated to Maryland’s trans community. You can learn more about the Transgender specific advocacy Jack Mirabella is working on (and access resources regarding transgender legislation and healthcare) by visiting https://transmaryland.org/.
Join hosts Maya 'MC' Carey (they/them) and Stephanie Mobley (she/her) for this month's episode of Transforming Together the HopeWorks Podcast. In this episode we celebrate May as Mental Health Awareness month and we are joined by HopeWorks intern and mental health advocate, Ariane Cottman, for an authentic discussion around our own mental health, mental health hygiene, community care, and envisioning a world where mental health is supported everywhere. We open up about our own relationship with mental health both from the perspective as individuals struggling to find balance with our mental health and as service providers. Join us in this deeply authentic and healing conversation.
On this month's episode of Transforming Together, the HopeWorks Youth Leadership Project is taking over to talk about all things youth activism and movement making. Join featured youth leadership guests, Jonetta Lah (she/her) and Vedanth Battalapalli (he/him) for an episode breaking down performative activism and youth activism. They are joined by local Howard County, MD youth activist, Rahel Petros (she/her), from HoCo For Justice-a local BIPOC and Youth run social justice organization rooted in liberation and violence free communities. They talk slacktivism and what it means to be a youth activist during a life-changing moment in history with both the Pandemic and nation-wide movement towards racial equity and justice. Stay engaged with HopeWorks upcoming events and activities by checking out our website https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=https%3a%2f%2f%2f%2fwearehopeworks.org%2fevents&c=E,1,LaOzjRU3asD_lT7OT0rmmdRqDMXM4h-KzldIwp0ad-S0Y2JjbzBK2hfb5oFkJvHDvDNQpLsoIKFru0pIM2ucrk0dzOrRWU1M398Huj58YPGBABvEfcHe&typo=0
Want to continue having conversations about social justice and literature? Join HopeWorks book club, Between the Lines: A Liberation Book Club, every 2nd and 4th Monday from 6:30-8pm est to discuss powerful and life changing works by women and femmes, queer and trans people, and BIPOC authors. Also, join HopeWorks in honoring Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month by joining us in an author panel discussion called "Dating Hurts" where author, Bill Mitchel, shares the story of his daughter's tragic loss to dating violence and his journey as a parent advocating for healthy relationship. "Dating Hurts" will be held on zoom on February 25th from 7-9pm est. Keep up to date with HopeWorks and find out more about these events and register by visiting https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=https%3a%2f%2f%2f%2fwearehopeworks.org%2fevents.&c=E,1,55zx8EehMtYBYQ1SEOfEcdRjFsVu176fHx-baicJL3NIoRcgJh0OKFxlmilVfg1OGYMZwhNj1VNpB7KMr5viK0Kll4Y9cceGX1nzQ_osD7d8&typo=0