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

32 :: Don’t Yuck Other People’s Yumm with Andrea Barrica

Episode Description This week on the Ignite Intimacy podcast, my sistar Sarah and I get filled in on all the juicy details of Andrea Barrica’s passion for reproductive justice and the birth of her online shame-free platform for pleasure education, O.School. Accepting the fluidity of sexuality from an early age, but pushing it aside to focus on her education, Andrea’s path has now brought her to create O.School and look into the future of sex and sex education. O.School is a judgement free online space to choose your own sex education adventure, with a diverse group of instructors leading courses ranging from communication and consent, to raising sex positive kids, to introduction to kink and fetish. Regardless of physical, cultural, locational, or educational differences, live streaming and live chat provide everyone with an inclusive, safe, and supportive community in which to unlearn shame and live in the desire the way it works for them. Andrea Barrica – BIO Andrea Barrica is no stranger to business ventures. After co-founding an accounting and tax platform at a very early age, she went on to have a hand in one of the world’s most active global seed funds. Now she combines her technological … Continue reading

19 :: Living Orgasmic with Elise Carr

Episode Description: In this episode, I am joined by Elise Carr, M.A., the Trailblazing Woman behind StellaMuse. Elise is on a mission to ignite women and men everywhere to live a more powerful and orgasmic life. She is a brilliant, well educated woman who was immersed in the world of fashion as a professional model as well as a journalist and budding author, living between Australia and Europe. When her body began to deteriorate physically, and her relationship with her partner was draining her, she knew something had to change. Join us as we explore Tantra, Trauma, the Heroine’s Journey and Living Orgasmic on Episode 19 of Ignite Intimacy! Elise Carr – BIO Known as the ‘Pioneer of Yoni Power’, Elise Carr, M.A. is a Sacred Spirituality and Sexuality Director, Life Empowerment Mentor and Certified Holistic Health Coach, Writer, Speaker,Tantra practitioner, Reiki Master, Model, Artist, and Divine Feminine Trailblazer! With unwavering enthusiasm, fierce dedication and spirited insight, she guides inspirational souls on a purpose driven passion filled mission, away from fear and dissatisfaction, and into courageous love and divine power; living life as their most authentic, nourished, empowered selves.   Connect with Elise: Website: http://www.stellamuse.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/stella.muse/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/stellamuseme/ Twitter https://twitter.com/stellamuse_com … Continue reading

Ready to Unleash Your Creative Self in 2015?

Are you a closet creative with a great idea budding in your mind and pulling at the strings of your heart? Is your inner creativity begging for you to get out of your own way so you can nurture that powerful force living inside of you? Do you struggle knowing that you have yet to launch that creative project despite your best intentions? Are you ready to take action and make 2015 your year? Well then, I have a message for you. It’s time. Join Me for an ENCORE Presentation of my FREE Webinar Ready to let your creative ambitions loose? Sign up here! Because of my own fears and lack of confidence, self love and self esteem, I pigeon holed myself on the ‘business end’ of entertainment to avoid having to take to the stage myself. For YEARS I struggled with major internal conflict, until I couldn’t ignore the whispers of my soul any longer! Over the last 8 years I’ve chosen to get out of my own way and PRIORITIZE these creative dreams and projects that had been stirring in my soul since I was a child. What’s happened as a result is that I feel more empowered and fulfilled in my … Continue reading

Feeling ‘BAD’ You Still Haven’t Launched That Creative Project?

Do you have a creative project or idea budding in your mind and pulling at the strings of your heart? Are you aching to get out of your own way and start to nurture that powerful creative living inside of you? Well GOOD then! Because I have a message for you… It’s time. It’s wild to think that we’re already one month into 2015!  I don’t know about you, but I’ve been meditating on, planning and clarifying the different projects, movements and other things I want to prioritize and activate on 2015. Honestly, it can feel quite ‘whelming’ at times and I’ve found myself crossing certain things off the list to free up more space to focus on the projects with the most energy. I am sooo excited to share one of these projects with you – a FREE Webinar: 3 Keys to Launch Your Creative Project in 2015 Monday February 9th at 7pm EST Sold on the title alone? Sign up here! As you may recall, at the end of 2014 I completed The Get Up Movement.  I’m so thankful to everyone who took the time to fill out the survey after this event (If you missed it click here to … Continue reading

When your big YES uncovers your shadow

Have you ever had a golden opportunity magically appear before your eyes, and although everything in your being is saying YES YES YES you have absolutely no idea how it will unfold, and then.. you take that risk, open up, stand in your powerful YES and then…. You think, ‘Oh shit.. what have I done?!!’ Because your big YES was really the Universe creating a sparkly, intriguing, captivating reason for you to step waaaaay outside of your comfort zone, do something you’ve been dreaming of doing for years, and not realizing that by actually doing it.. saying YES, booking the ticket, creating a plan, organizing your life around it… that holy sh*t this feels really BIG!  And, ummmm… kind of completely terrifying!!! And wow, am I equipped, brave, courageous, committed enough to go through with this?! Ha! I want to let you in on a little secret.  I have always dreamed of being a big worldwide traveler. Although I’ve traveled a few times to Europe, West Africa, Jamaica, Hawaii and all over the states, I have yet to go on a journey to the other side of the earth (holy crap!) with a few hefty double digit flights, a long … Continue reading

Check out my interview with Money Honey Mamapreneur Bari Tessler!

As many of you know, I’m a mom.  I know the journey of creating businesses, discovering how to monetize my gifts and liberating myself from the 9-5 while also navigating life as a single Mom. I am fascinated and inspired by other Women who are journeying as Mamapreneurs and feel soooo blessed and thankful that I had the opportunity to spend 30 divine minutes with Bari Tessler to learn more about her entrepreneurial journey both before and after becoming a Mama! Check out the video below to hear more about Bari Tessler who is a Financial Therapist, Mentor Coach, Mama-preneur & Chocolate Lover!!   You can find Bari online at: www.BariTessler.com Or for the Art of Money program 2014 go to: http://baritessler.com/art-of-money/ We’d love to know… What is one challenge you’ve identified regarding your relationship with money? And how have you transformed this challenge into an opportunity to open up, believe and receive? Please share your evolution with money below in the comments!  I can’t wait to read your responses!! As always…. GIVE THANKS for stopping through to get a good dose of Uplift & Inspiration on the fly! Love UP!           Ps… If you know anyone … Continue reading

2012 year in review

Yes, without a doubt.. 2012 has been quite a year.  This year will absolutely be remembered as a year of great transformation and the experience of crossing a significant threshold in my own souls journey and evolution.     This year has been filled with major transformation, expansion of my heart, mind, body and soul, facing and embracing challenges, the highs and lows, discomfort and self doubt ranging from slight to severe, increasing my capacity to love myself more fully and wholly especially when my actions or reactions weren’t so lovable, I made the greatest financial investment in my own development of personal and professional skills and capacities in 2012 than ever before, I also simultaneously increased my ability to receive more money and celebrated my highest earning month yet in November, I developed my first business, embraced celebration as a way to acknowledge myself, uplift & uplevel my experience and started showing up in life in brand new ways in all of my relations.   Many times during this last year it felt like I was in a push and pull type of relationship with the energies of 2012.  I’d have an awakening and then fear would rise up … Continue reading

Flourishing now..

Wow.. it’s been a while and I am feeling called beyond called to being contributing to this blog on a regular basis again!  I am experiencing a high rate of growth and transformation in my life right now and I want to share it with the world! I made a choice last June that was terrifying to me on certain levels.  I listened to a call by this incredible Femme Entrepreneur Sage Lavine about an 8 month Entrepreneurial Leadership program she had put together.  Throughout the call my heart felt so open, expansive and light!  And surprisingly it remained that way even when I heard that the cost of this program would be $6495.  Yes, that is six THOUSAND four hundred and ninety five dollars.  I had to sit with that for a minute.  With it being the first year of my business this would be way beyond my budget and my savings account was close to ‘e’ as in empty (and empty creates space to fill it up, doesn’t it!) My heart was saying ‘YESSSS’ and my head was saying ‘you really need to think about this, don’t start putting money on your credit card you can’t pay off … Continue reading

Talkin' the talk and not walkin' the walk? Get yourself an accountability partner!

I’ve been taking on many a new thing lately.  Building my first business.. laying the foundation for my second business, forming a Femme Entrepreneur group to support my fellow Evo~Biz co~creators locally, setting up speaking engagements and other events, taking empowered action every day as I choose to chart the path to bridging the gap between where i’ve been to where i’ve always known I am going.  I’m listening ever more closely to my inner guidance and stretching waaaay outside of my comfort zone on many levels. In this process i’ve added many new tasks to my to-do list. Some of these tasks (like writing this blog) are things i’ve had to coerce myself into first believing that I am capable of doing and second, that what i’ll be writing will provide something of value to my tribe.  Having clarity on my short term goals and the smaller steps that will help me reach them is super important to me.  I realize how the discomfort starts to bubble up when i’m not clear on my next steps, especially on a Monday morning!!  Shit.. any morning for that matter! Sometimes the next step is clarifying my vision, writing copy for my … Continue reading