Michelle Emson: LGBTQI & Mental Health Human Rights Advocate
The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Show
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.
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too old, nor too young, to step into their true authentic selves and live the life they deserve, without being bound by outdated social constructs of gender, identity, and sexuality.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.
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.
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.
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.”
LGBTQI & Mental Health Human Rights Activist
If you would like to learn more about Michelle Emson:
Resource Michelle Recommends: GLAAD
Recent & Upcoming Shows:
May 10, 2018: Dr. Philip Zimbardo – FROM STANFORD PRISON STUDY TO HEROIC IMAGINATION PROJECT (LISTEN LIVE)
June 7, 2018: Sharkie Zartman – EMPOWERED AGING (LISTEN LIVE)
July 12, 2018: Dr. David Miller – CLEARING THE AIR: WHAT YOUR FARTS ARE TELLING YOU (LISTEN LIVE)
August 9, 2018: Rick Shapiro – HOW LATE-STAGE CANCER PATIENTS BEAT THE ODDS (LISTEN LIVE)
September 13, 2018: Nadine Grzeskowiak – THE GLUTEN-FREE RN UPDATE (LISTEN LIVE)
More Exciting Guests To Look Forward To…
Robyn McCord O’Brien – “REAL FOOD”
Drs. Karin & Rick Dina – RAW FOOD NUTRITION
Melvin Bray – STORYING INCLUSIVITY FOR KIDS
Allison Carmen – THE GIFT OF MAYBE
PODCASTS of Past Shows
1 / 1RETHINKING GLUTEN & THE GUT with Dr. Alessio Fasano, World-Renowned Celiac & Non-Celiac ResearchRETHINKING MAST CELL ACTIVATION SYNDROME with Dr. Jill Carnahan MD on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio ShowRETHINKING CANCER with Functional Medicine Dr. Jill Carnahan on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Radio ShowRETHINKING TOXIC MOLD EXPOSURE with Dr Jill Carnahan on the Dr Theresa Nicassio Radio ShowRETHINKING MINDFUL EATING with Karen Mayo & Haely Lindau on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Radio ShowRETHINKING SUSTAINABLE LIVING: Dr. David Boyd 'The Optimistic Environmentalist'MONICA GARTNER SHARES HER INSPIRING STORY of Living with Osteogenesis Imperfecta with Dr. TheresaRETHINKING THE DIDGERIDOO: SLEEP APNEA, SOUND HEALING & THE DIDGERETHINKING WHEAT with Cyndi O'Meara on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Radio ShowRETHINKING 'NATURAL DETOXIFICATION' with Dr. Jessica RenferRETHINKING TRAGEDY: "Crushed Alive: From Tragedy to Triumph"RETHINKING SALT - Is Salt Good For You? Dr. Saul Pilar MD Shares The Truth about Salt & HealthRETHINKING EDUCATION: 'Teaching Kids with Mindfulness in Mind' & Teen HumanitarianRETHINKING JOY & KINDNESS Thru Art & Urban Gardening on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Radio ShowRETHINKING SPINAL CORD INJURY: Victim to Survivor to Thriver with Logan Seelye & Melody OwenRETHINKING THE POWER OF ART: Caprice Hogg (& Melody Owen: On Embracing Life)RETHINKING LIFE with Deanna Won on The Dr Theresa Nicassio Radio ShowRETHINKING CELIAC DISEASE with Jules Shepard on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Radio ShowRETHINKING ANOREXIA & RUNNING With Christine BlanchetteRETHINKING CANCER: Fighting Cancer With Food | Nutritionist Haely Lindau on Dr Theresa Nicassio Show#RETHINKING #VACATIONING with Marco Aguilar (& Special Guest Appearance by Kim Vopni)RETHINKING SLOW FOOD & PLEASURE with Raw Food Chef James SantRETHINKING FOOD SECURITY & FOOD SAFETY with Jane GrueberRETHINKING FOOD LABELING with Caroline Moassessi on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio ShowRETHINKING HAZING, SEXUAL ASSAULTS & SUBSTANCE ABUSE: Michael Ayalon on Theresa Nicassio ShowRETHINKING EXERCISE, AGING, MOOD & BRAIN HEALTH with Kate Maliha on the Dr. Theresa Nicassio ShowRETHINKING AUTISM: A Mother-Daughter Love StoryRETHINKING FOOD & FERTILITY with Dr. Lorne Brown of Acubalance on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio ShowRETHINKING OBSTACLES - Stories of Courage on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio ShowRETHINKING SELF-ESTEEM, DISORDERED EATING & THE REPLACEMENT CHILD with Dr. Barbara JaffeRETHINKING PARENTING with Leeza Steindorf on The Dr. Theresa NIcassio ShowRETHINKING HUMAN RIGHTS with LGBTQI Advocate Michelle Emson on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio ShowRETHINKING LIFELONG IINTIMACY with OB/Gyn Barb Depree MD on The Dr. Theresa NIcassio ShowRETHINKING PERFORMANCE with The Power of Food Author Adam Hart on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio ShowRETHINKING 'HONEST MEDICINE' with Julia Schopick on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio ShowRETHINKING COMPASSION & ANTI BULLYING on The Dr Theresa Nicassio Radio ShowRETHINKING SITTING DISEASE on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Show with Shirley Plant & Kim VopniRETHINKING THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET - with Dietitian Layne Lieberman on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio ShowRETHINKING MOMENTS & MINDFUL LIVING with Marianne Pestana on The Dr Theresa Nicassio Radio ShowRETHINKING DEATH & DYING with Yvonne Heath on The Dr Theresa Nicassio ShowRETHINKING YOUR OWN BRAND OF SEXY with Dr. Susan Edelman on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio ShowRETHINKING GOODNESS & INTENTIONAL LIVING with Kristin Andress on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Radio ShowRETHINKING PAIN AS TEACHER with Dr Paul Epstein on the Dr Theresa Nicassio Radio ShowRETHINKING CHEMICAL TOXICITY with Alan Bell on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio ShowRETHINKING RELATIONSHIPS with Christine and Dusty Staub on The Dr Theresa Nicassio ShowRETHINKING GOING TO COLLEGE WITH FOOD ALLERGIES with the Gratefulfoodie Caroline MoassessiRETHINKING CANDIDA with Ricki Heller on The Dr Theresa Nicassio Radio Show1 / 1
January 16, 2017: Kate Maliha – EXERCISE FOR HEALTHY AGING, MOOD & BRAIN HEALTH & Judy Russell – How Are The Big Toe & Kidney Connected? (LISTEN NOW)
January 23, 2017: Dr. Jill Carnahan – DOCTOR SURVIVOR: LESSONS OVERCOMING CANCER (LISTEN NOW)
February 27, 2017: Dr. Alessio Fasano – CELIAC DISEASE, GLUTEN & THE GUT (LISTEN NOW)
April 3, 2017: Michael Ayalon – POSITIVE CHANGE ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES (LISTEN NOW)
September 25, 2017: Dr. Paul Epstein – ILLNESS AS OPPORTUNITY, PAIN AS TEACHER (LISTEN NOW)
About Dr. Theresa
A Registered Psychologist in Vancouver, Canada, Dr. Theresa Nicassio is an integrative health and wellness educator who is fiercely committed to advocating for empowerment, inclusivity, and kindness in all its forms.
Passionate about making the world a better place, Theresa contributes to social, emotional, and environmental transformation using her professional knowledge and personal experiences for the betterment of society and the planet.
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