HAPPY “SHARING IDENTITIES” DAY – JACK ORI


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I’ve been so busy studying for this neuroscience exam that I forgot that today’s National Coming Out Day (or if you prefer, National Sharing Identities Day).

I’m transgender. For me, being transgender is just part of my identity, but it used to be the whole of who I was. Before I began transitioning, I was angry, alone and prone to making bad choices because I was trying to be the woman I was not. I was constantly focused on who did or didn’t know who I was, whether I should tell people, would it be safe to do so.

Now, I just go about my business, and life is a lot easier. I’m making my mark on the world as a transgender person who’s seen a lot and I’m helping other people–trans and cis–be more comfortable with who they are and live better lives. I’m halfway through my first semester towards getting my MA in Counseling Psychology and I plan to eventually work with young adults and adolescents from all walks of life.

At this point in my life, I don’t need to advertise constantly who I am, but I also don’t hide it. I am me…and being transgender is part of that.

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A BIG GIVE ‘EM HOPE CAMPAIGN FAMILY WELCOME TO YOU…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A28skAO0AQ8

You are very welcome here. This group is an inspiringly inclusive, safe space where we give and receive support, encouragement and offer hope to those who need it most. To access all our videos and stories so far, please check out the official website.http://www.nbiassociates.co.uk/Give–em-Hope-Campaign.html

WHAT IS THE GIVE ‘EM HOPE CAMPAIGN?

Stage One – The Give ’em Hope Campaign is an inclusive and inspirational celebration of diversity; an online video initiative to encourage and uplift those who feel marginalised, isolated or limited by labels. We exist to bring hope to those who need it most and do so by sharing our stories.

The campaign was founded by David E Watters in early 2011 and has grown, with the support of numerous international cheerleaders and proactive participants.

All of our videos can be found on our youtube channel.

THE NBI ASSOCIATES YOUTUBE CHANNEL CAN BE FOUND BY CLICKING ON THE LINK HERE:
http://www.youtube.com/user/NBIassociates?feature=mhee

Stage Two – has included written stories of HOPE from those who have freed themselves from limiting labels and who can now celebrate their individuality.

Write your story or make and send your video to: DavidWatters@nbiassociates.co.uk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXHzwFZ9yuI

SHARE YOUR STORY AND HAVE IT SHOWN ON:

THE NBI ASSOCIATES YOUTUBE PAGE: NBIassociateshttp://www.youtube.com/user/NBIassociates?feature=mhee

NBI WORDPRESS:https://neverblendin.wordpress.com/category/give-em-hope-campaign-nbi-associates/

THE NBI ASSOCIATES/ GIVE ‘EM HOPE WEBSITE:
http://www.nbiassociates.co.uk/Give–em-Hope-Campaign.html

Stage Three – is the living family support network which flourishes on facebook. Both the group and sister page are staffed by an international team of compassionate administrators, of diverse backgrounds, who provide unrivalled support and guidance.

JOIN THE “Give ‘em Hope” GROUP ON FACEBOOK:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/226577107352368

COME AND VISIT OUR SISTER PAGE:https://www.facebook.com/GIVEemHOPE

NBI/GIVE ‘EM HOPE BLOG:https://neverblendin.wordpress.com/

GIVE ‘EM HOPE GOODIES:http://www.cafepress.com/giveemhope

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About neverblendin

David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (www.pacificinstitute.co.uk), personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

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