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After the Show Notes on Gender from Dr. Brian Goff: (Full episode on gender at www.BeyondWellWithSHeilaHamilton.com)

Gender identity is defined as a person’s perception of their own gender, be it male, female, a blend of both or neither. For many, their perception of gender is the same as the sex assigned them at birth. However, gender is a complex concept tied to social and cultural differences rather than biological ones.

The word we use to describe a thing we are observing is not actually the thing we are observing. Words are descriptions. So too the words we use to describe all aspects of ourselves. These words - these labels - are still important as they can either resonate with our perceptions or grate against them.

Ari talks candidly and insightfully about their very personal process of coming to a place where “nonbinary” was the most resonant description of their gender experience. For Ari, being
nonbinary (i.e., seeing themselves as neither male nor female) allowed them to make their own rules of how they move within the world and form their own idea of feminine or masculine.

Ari’s father, Paul Mathae, joins the conversation to discuss his ongoing adjustment to seeing his
child in terms that acknowledge the validity of Ari’s relationship with gender. He reflects on this journey both from a place of love and from a 40-year history of being in the evangelical
Christian church.

#gender #non-binary #feminine #masculine #families #self-identification #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #genderfluidity
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After the Show Notes on Gender from Dr. Brian Goff: (Full episode on gender at www.BeyondWellWithSHeilaHamilton.com)  Gender identity is defined as a person’s perception of their own gender, be it male, female, a blend of both or neither. For many, their perception of gender is the same as the sex assigned them at birth. However, gender is a complex concept tied to social and cultural differences rather than biological ones.  The word we use to describe a thing we are observing is not actually the thing we are observing. Words are descriptions. So too the words we use to describe all aspects of ourselves. These words - these labels - are still important as they can either resonate with our perceptions or grate against them.  Ari talks candidly and insightfully about their very personal process of coming to a place where “nonbinary” was the most resonant description of their gender experience. For Ari, being
nonbinary (i.e., seeing themselves as neither male nor female) allowed them to make their own rules of how they move within the world and form their own idea of feminine or masculine.  Ari’s father, Paul Mathae, joins the conversation to discuss his ongoing adjustment to seeing his 
child in terms that acknowledge the validity of Ari’s relationship with gender. He reflects on this journey both from a place of love and from a 40-year history of being in the evangelical
Christian church.  #gender #non-binary #feminine #masculine #families #self-identification #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #genderfluidity

In the next episode of www.BeyondWellWithSheilaHamilton.com singer-songwriter Haley Johnsen, best characterized by her powerhouse vocals and unique lyrical perspective, talks about self-care and mindful use of social media as two of the tools she uses to stay grounded, creative and positive. ... See MoreSee Less

Chat with Dr.’s Jenna LeJeune and Brian Goff about anxiety. Send us your questions and comments! ... See MoreSee Less

On Understanding Gender through Love and Acceptance. “It can be really hard to have conversations like these where you don't know everything, where you are still learning and especially with people you really care about, people you want in your life, you want to respect, and you want to support. And sometimes you're still learning how to do that. " Ari Mathae ... See MoreSee Less