Jan 11 2023
When Loving Yourself is Enough with Cairo Nevitt Part 2
A lot of the time when we think of progress, we think of making giant leaps and diving forward. But progress can be made in small increments, 1% at a time. That is what I want you to take from this episode. As Cairo would say, “feel the fear and keep going!” In this episode of Dem Bois Podcast, part 2 of my conversation with Cairo Nevitt, we talk about being kind to people and being aware of the impact you can have. We also talk about the importance of expanding visibility and starting conversations.We talk:Moment of silence for Cairo’s friend who was lost to suicide - 3:42Advice to anyone who may be struggling right now - 10:07Loving our community and being there to support you - 14:57How Cairo navigates the world of bodybuilding - 17:28His fundraiser and his charity - 24:07Facing your fears and making progress - 39:56Click here for transcript!Read more about Cairo in his bio below:As a trans advocate, he predominantly works as a guest speaker & facilitator on the topics of diversity & inclusion, gender identity, intersectionality, as well as motivation. His collaborations include: Huffton Post, Salomond Institute, Euromoney’s International Panel, Trans Fest, NHS, Kent Police, Stonewall, BBC Bite Size, Pink News, Mermaids, Gender intelligence, Diversity Role Model, Young Vic, London’s Southbank Centre, Colours Network, My Genderation, Netflix, 201 Dance Company & Budweiser. During the UK tour of Bullish by Milk Presents, he worked for over the course of 2 years as an actor + facilitator delivering gender smart training along their show. Together they trained every single arts venue from London to Cardiff that they toured as the entire cast was trans. Over the last 12 years, Cairo has worked in some capacity with almost every major UK LGBT charity. He is truly passionate about community work and believes anyone can thrive with the right network of support. IG: @cairo_leon Episode References:Cairo was a recipient of Point of Pride’s Annual Trans Surgery Fund https://www.pointofpride.org/Find Cairo’s GoFundMe here - Get Cairo, a trans athlete to the stageResources:Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline)Call or text 988, or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)Chat online: https://988lifeline.org/talk-to-someone-now/For TTY users: Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 988Veterans Crisis Line (for veterans, military personnel, and their families)Call 988 and Press 1, or text 838255Chat online: http://veteranscrisisline.net/Are you enjoying the Dem Bois Podcast? Donate today to help support the cost of production and the honorarium we pay our guests for their time. All donations are tax-deductible. Click here! Donate to support our 2023 Gender Affirming Surgery Grant Fund here!