35 :: Gender Fluidity & Being True to You with Caleb Arring and Matthew VanHorn

Episode Description

Did you know that transgender people are twice as likely to have a college degree but three times as likely to be unemployed? Or that you can in some states you can still be fired for being gay?

These are the issues that are facing LGBTQ entrepreneurs, and Caleb Arring and Matthew VanHorn are working to change the world of business for people within this community. They’ve taken their amazing talents and funneled them into bringing LGTBQ entrepreneurs into a business niche to vibe and thrive together.

We dive into their earlier lives, Caleb’s transgender journey, their relationships with themselves and each other, the beauty of openness and gender fluidity, and finding your place in the world. Join us for some juicy goodness on Episode 35 of Ignite Intimacy, Gender Fluidity & Being True to You with LGBTQ Entrepreneurs Caleb Arring and Matthew VanHorn!

Caleb and Matthew – BIOS

After suffering with confusion, self-loathing, and an eating disorder as a teen, Matthew overcame shame, guilt, and fear through the Celebrating Your Body Erotic workshop, and now makes a point of being naked as much as possible. Identifying as queer, he has expanded his talents for relationship coaching to include the business world.

Caleb is a queer identified transgender man who first identified as a lesbian, then transitioned in the early 2000s. Using his Masters in Business Administration, he worked in management, then as an attorney, before creating LGBTQ Entrepreneurs with Matthew.

Together for 3 years, and engaged, Caleb and Matthew live and work in the San Francisco Bay area, and make partner to partner communication a priority in their relationship.

Check out their website at LGBTQentrepreneur.com

Matthew’s website: www.eroticexploration.com

They are hosting Be Fabulous, Get Clients – a three day transformational summit for LGBTQ Entrepreneurs in September 2017 and giving away scholarships to it so check it out soon at:
https://www.lgbtqentrepreneur.com/summit

RESOURCES:

Inclusion, The Book – Jennifer Brown
The Ethical Slut – Janet W. Hardy
The Big Leap – Gay Hendricks

20 :: Nourishing Vibrant Erotic Connections with Anna Marti

 Episode Description: Anna Marti is a vet at this intimacy and sexuality thing. She’s got an energy and vibration that literally lights up a room, and a confidence that will surely inspire you. Anna and I journey down a winding road which starts with her conservative upbringing, the illegal abortion that liberated her into adulthood, Tantra and the ‘Unwinding’… And the truth that there is no morality, no good or bad, right or wrong. Join us as we continue to peel back the layers to the truth, whatever that is for each of us, on Episode 20 of the Ignite Intimacy podcast! Anna Marti – BIO Anna Marti, an intimacy coach in Portland, Oregon for the past 20 years, is passionate about supporting men and women of all ages, all orientations, alone or partnered. As an ‘erotic evangelist’, she comes to this work in the hope that more love in the world be generated, with a deep intention that it become a more pleasurable, vibrant and peaceful place to live. Along with a private practice and mentoring, she has been a featured speaker at conferences and universities, providing a bridge between esoteric ‘tantric’ teaching and western psychotherapeutic and somatic practices … Continue reading

Ever Wonder What It’s Like To Be A Twin?

Ever wonder what it’s like being a twin? Sarah and I are asked this question constantly, as people reply, “I always wanted to be a twin!” Here’s your chance to find out. As you probably know, I’m a twin. And not only that, my twin sistar Sarah and I are born during the astrological sign of Gemini, the Twins! Kinda cool, right?! Growing up with a twin sister has been incredibly amazing and also super challenging on many levels. Sarah and I have been going through a powerful transformational time over the last few years, reviewing our past, the old patterns and behaviors that come up between us, and choosing to learn new ways of being in this world in relationship to each other and ourselves. It’s been quite a ride to say the least! When an opportunity presented itself to collaborate with internationally renowned artist Ben Perrone utilizing his ‘Mirror Room’ to visually express our connection and life journey, we jumped on it in an excited effort to showcase a piece that represents a small, but powerfully intriguing view into what it’s like to be a twin. For twins that look alike, there is a constant, on-going comparison that … Continue reading

Reawaken Your Divine Feminine at Spring Clean You

It’s FINALLY spring! Hallelujah!!! I cannot even begin to express my JOY at finally seeing my DRIVEWAY! Seems so simple, and it is soooo real after the winter we’ve had. It’s most certainly time to give thanks and celebrate the glorious sunshine! For me, this is also a time to take notice of the rebirth and renewal both inside ourselves and all around us. Spring deserves a celebration, and what better way to celebrate the change of season than by renewing your relationship with the divine feminine?   Sarah Haykel, Sue Morreale, Sarah Nasca, and I are sooo excited to present Spring Clean You, an event exclusively FOR women BY women! We have gathered some of Western New York’s creative Goddess Powerhouses for an evening of artistic expression and storytelling. Spring cleaning isn’t just for your house! Come join us as we celebrate the feminine inside ourselves and our community!   See below for all the details: “Four female entrepreneurs have come together to honor the Divine Feminine in You. Renew your relationship with the Feminine: within you, in your relationships and in your life! We invite you to join us in celebrating the birth of spring and the final days … Continue reading

My CD release party ~ Rave reviews! ;)

Well it’s been over a month since my CD Release party and my heart and mind are still buzzing with excitement, energy, and possibilities from this magical event!! This was one of the most amazing highly blessed nights of my LIFE!! GIVE THANKS to my Buffalo community for bringin’ it and showing up for the celebration. It was frickin’ amazing to say the least!!! Wow!!!!!! I’m so honored and humbled to have co-created and shared this night with some of the most incredibly talented people I know in Western New York. Some of my supporters have provided their reflections on this event, and I’m thrilled to share these perspectives with you. Even if you weren’t there, you can get a glimpse of the energy and all the possibilities yet to come in my flourishing creative journey!! Read on… ‘Buffalo native, world traveler, twin and skyrocket Laura Haykel blasted off with her debut ‘I Am’ at her recent CD Release Party! Laura’s spiritually-minded music bears witness to her personal growth and invites fellow travelers to tread along on the path of self-evocation, exploration, and expression. The songs performed from the stage matched the songs on her debut CD.  Both start with … Continue reading

What the critics are saying about ‘I AM’

It’s totally over-the-top exciting to be connecting with my community through my music!!! Putting ‘I AM’ out there is showing people dimensions of my being they might not have been aware of and giving me momentum to share even more of myself with the world in a truly empowered and expansive way. My CD release party last week was an absolute success and has performers and audience alike just buzzing with good vibes and inspiring energy. How does it get any better?! Oh, it does…. !!! It’s been SUCH an honor to be featured in two local newspapers and have ‘I AM’ praised by highly respected music critics. I invite you to check out the reviews! Jeff Miers of The Buffalo News writes, ‘Laura Aiisha’s EP ‘I Am’ is packed with messages of positivity and empowerment, its combination of reggae, world-beat, R&B, soul and dance music offering the properly ebullient accompaniment to Haykel’s sensuous, soulful singing. Coupled with Haykel’s assertively optimistic lyrics, a viscerally uplifting atmosphere ensues.’ Read the rest of his review HERE. Frank de Blase, the ahhmazing music critic at the Rochester City Newspaper writes, ‘With her exquisitely smooth alto, Laura Aiisha balances secular accessibility with an irresistible … Continue reading

This one is for Mystic..

I had one of those tender reminders about the sacredness of life this past weekend. I’ve had a friend these last 8 years named Mystic.  And honestly, she was more than a friend.  She was a Soul SiSTAR, an Angel, a Guide; she was Family to me. I know you know what I’m talking about.. you’ve got friends like this too, right?! I met Mystic in the ladies room at B.B. King’s Blues Club in NYC.  I was singing in my stall (which I frequently do) because I hadn’t yet mustered up the courage to sing in front of others publicly.  When I came out of the stall Mystic was there washing her hands.  She was tall with chocolate skin and beautiful dreadlocks, dressed beautifully (she always dressed so funky, fresh and stylish), she was Regal.  She said, ‘You’ve got a beautiful voice!’ We introduced ourselves and began building our friendship. My friendship with Mystic was deep, she was a light and a guiding force in my life. She was filled with this peaceful power and presence, highly intuitive, creative (a singer and actress), she loved yoga and eating well for her body. We lost touch after I left NYC … Continue reading