Feb 19, 2019
Marni Panas is a brilliant
educator, community leader, and an example of how sharing your
story can impact change for thousands. Today, she shares her story
with Carrie as a transgender woman and advocates for the sexual and
gender minority community. She has changed laws in Canada and found
her way to a strong internal peace that lights the way for others
that need it. She and Carrie also discuss her gender reaffirming
surgery, her work on the LGBTQ2 Apology Advisory Council, and why
it’s crucial to create a safe and supportive space for others to be
completely themselves in every facet of their
What You’ll Hear in This Episode:
- Marni’s story as a transgender woman, diversity
and inclusion professional, active changemaker, and fiance and
difference between sex and gender identity, and Marni’s experience
of always knowing she was a female.
Marni’s childhood and teenage years were like, and it shaped her
into being a powerful advocate for herself and others.
the loss of one of Marni’s sons taught her about living life to the
fullest and treasuring the present moment.
- Marni’s pride for how compassionate and
empathetic her son Alex is, and a glimpse into their loving
point at which Marni knew she needed to use her voice to share her
story and begin her transition.
those in the “business to care” and her faith helped Marni feel
safe and supported during her time of transition.
gift we can give others when we are faced with the unknown — to be
vulnerable, honest, and present through it all, no matter how
the process of gender reaffirming surgery was like in Marni’s
personal experience, and the peace and happiness she felt upon
celebration of Marni’s engagement to her fiance Kate, and their
upcoming wedding plans.
we must love yourself to fully love anyone else in our
- “Every voice deserves to be heard.” -
always been female, despite the expectations that have been put on
you are real with people, you get real in return.”
thing I’m most mentally healthy about is being trans.”
- “After all these years, I finally get to wear
the bridal gown I’ve wanted to wear.”
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