Feb 18, 2019
Cass Midgley and Marie D'Elephant with Kari Lynn Becken.
Kari did not fall from faith, she/they outgrew it. After 43 years of fundamental religious dogma and indoctrination involving several sects and persuasions, Kari is now recovering from the loss of both career and community.
While sifting through the wreckage of religious rubble, Kari's ‘rise to reason’ enabled the finding of her Self and the embracing of their queer, gender non-conforming identity. Today, they are committed to making a ruckus by creating compelling, relatable content and a safe space for those discovering their own this-is-who-I-really-am selves.
Now, as a certified professional life coach, Kari works with others who are coming out – those coming out of religious paradigms and those coming out to embrace their sexual and gender identities. Through harnessing the power of courageous vulnerability, Kari inspires possibility and encourages potential. Engaging clients in a process empowered by neuroscience and its role in how our habits are formed and why we hold ourselves back, she helps in the overcoming of unproductive habit loops, damaging mindsets, limiting beliefs and emotional obstacles such as fear and self-doubt.
Speaking from the real, raw place of their own self-suppression, anxiety and bouts of depression, Kari chronicles her journey and shares strategies of hope in their email newsletter Queerious Beckonings. The goal? To invite others to create the future they truly desire so that they, too, may experience being fully alive – and free.
Community Newsletter (and future Blog/Podcast): Queerious Beckonings
Facebook: Coach Kari Becken (@karibeckencoaching)
Produced by Cass Midgley and Marie
We taped this conversation on January 13th, 2019.
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