Michelle Emson: LGBTQI & Mental Health Human Rights Advocate

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Join me on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Show with Michelle Emson talking about her story as a Trans Mompreneur and some of the special challenges and heart-warming initiatives that some businesses and organizations are doing to help support and advocate for the often-marginalized Trans community.

Hear Michelle Emson talk about her story as a Trans Mompreneur on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Show on Healthy Life - All Positive Talk Radio
Hear LGBTQI Advocate Michelle Emson talk about her story as a Trans Mompreneur on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Show on Healthy Life – All Positive Talk Radio

About Michelle Emson

Michelle Emson is an entrepreneur, LGBTQI human rights activist, keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, and documentary film maker. An openly-out transgender woman, Michelle is currently living and working in Ontario, Canada.

Never Too Old To Be Who You Truly Are

Having transitioned late in life (at age 50), Michelle firmly believes that one is never too old, nor too young, to step into their true authentic selves and live the life they deserve, without being bound by outdated social constructs of gender, identity, and sexuality. Her advocacy work, activism, public speaking, and workshops, all serve to raise awareness of trans* people and the issues that they face on their journey.

Michelle’s Message of ACCEPTANCE…

Michelle firmly believes that; “If we can learn to accept, and love, our own uniqueness then just maybe we can come to love, and respect, the uniqueness of others.” A strikingly simple concept if we all start from the point that we are all, just, human beings.

LGBTQI Advocate

Michelle’s first documentary film, co-produced with Olena, Pride of Ukraine (2015)” premiered at the Canadian Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine and shared the struggle to hold a peaceful Pride march in the capital.

From the first attempt to hold a March of Equality in 2012, KyivPride has become a symbol of determination and persistence to push back against systemic homophobia in Ukraine. At the first successful march, in 2013, only 100 participants were permitted by the authorities, and they marched just 300 metres whilst surrounded by more than 1,600 police in riot gear to protect them from the homophobic protestors.
From the first attempt to hold a March of Equality in 2012, KyivPride has become a symbol of determination and persistence to push back against systemic homophobia in Ukraine. At the first successful march, in 2013, only 100 participants were permitted by the authorities, and they marched just 300 metres whilst surrounded by more than 1,600 police in riot gear to protect them from the homophobic protestors.

 

“Transgender Life in Slovenia(2016)”, Michelle Emson's second documentary won Best Film at the 2016 Ljubljana International LGBTI Film Festival, telling the story of 10 transgender and gender non-binary people from across the country.
Michelle Emson’s documentary “Transgender Life in Slovenia(2016)” won Best Film at the 2016 Ljubljana International LGBTI Film Festival.

Award-Winning Film Maker

Her second film “Transgender Life in Slovenia (2016)”, which won Best Film at the 2016 Ljubljana International LGBTI Film Festival, tells the story of 10 transgender and gender non-binary people from across the country. It provides an interesting insight into the challenges that face transgender people and offers a touching and engaging view into their daily lives and struggles.

Mental Health Advocate

A mental health survivor, Michelle lives with Bipolar II Disorder which was misdiagnosed, and mistreated, for over twenty years. She now advocates through speaking engagements, seminars, and workshops, to “End the Stigma” around mental health and shares her story to raise awareness and encourage everyone to start talking about mental health.

From The Life Messages Project by Laurie Goodman Photography
Photo From The Life Messages Project by Laurie Goodman Photography

Project Semicolon as a Source of HOPE in Life’s Darkest Moments

Having survived her own brush with suicide, Michelle supports the concept of the “Project Semicolon”; “a semicolon is used when an author could have chosen to end their sentence, but instead, chose not to. The author is you, and the sentence is your life.” The metaphor simply means don’t give up, there is hope, and this does not have to be the end.

“If we can learn to accept, and love, our own uniqueness then just maybe we can come to love, and respect, the uniqueness of others.” 

Michelle Emson
LGBTQI & Mental Health Human Rights Activist

Hear Michelle Emson talk about her story as a Trans Mompreneur on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Show on Healthy Life - All Positive Talk Radio

If you would like to learn more about Michelle Emson:

Michelle Emson Website
Sanctuary Studios Website

Facebook (Sanctuary Studios Page)
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Facebook (Kyiv Pride Canada)
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YouTube Channel (Sanctuary Studios)

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Resource Michelle Recommends: GLAAD

 

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An “out-of-the-box” psychologist (#1541), Dr. Theresa Nicassio is passionate about making the world a better place. An integrative health and wellness educator, speaker, and author committed to advocating for empowerment, inclusivity and kindness, Theresa contributes to social, emotional and environmental transformation using unconventional tools, as well as familiar standbys. She hosts her own radio program on Healthy Life Radio (The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Show), owns and curates Theresa’s Wellness Hub, and leverages social media, speaking engagements, media appearances & writing to support positive change. 

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