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Alok Vaid-Menon: Accepting Yourself - How to Not Let the Judgement of Others Mold Who You Are

Alok Vaid-Menon: Accepting Yourself - How to Not Let the Judgement of Others Mold Who You Are

Update: 2024-06-181
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Real compassion breaks down the barriers that divide us. It's not just about doing nice things, it's about creating a safety net of care. True compassion blurs the lines between "me" and "you." It's about understanding that we're all connected and that looking out for each other is what really matters.

Today, I welcome Alok Vaid-Menon, a writer, performer, and advocate known for their activism in the LGBTQ+ community. They're recognized for their insightful discussions on gender, identity, and social justice. Alok's work often challenges societal norms and perceptions, aiming to promote acceptance and equality for all genders. Their powerful storytelling and performances resonate with audiences worldwide, sparking important conversations about inclusivity and self-expression.

In this episode of A Really Good Cry, Alok and I talked about how they were able to live authentically and how they found confidence through writing. We also explore finding beauty in the little things and how we connect in this digital world. Alok shares insights on dealing with hate using compassion and where all that hate might actually come from.

Make sure to sit back and relax as you listen to this insightful and inspiring conversation with Alok! 

 

What We Discuss:

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 00:29 Living authentically
  • 02:15 Finding confidence through writing
  • 06:17 Growing up different in Texas
  • 08:24 Cultural influence on parenting
  • 14:20 Appreciating parent’s sacrfices
  • 16:34 The beauty in the mundane
  • 20:24 Connection and community in a digital age
  • 24:35 Handling hate with compassion
  • 29:44 Where does hate come from?
  • 33:33 What is true compassion?
  • 39:38 Embracing every emotion in our growth
  • 48:27 The intersection of religion, spirituality, and gender
  • 52:19 Balancing masculine and feminine energies
  • 55:52 Living your truth
  • 58:12   Love across religious divides
  • 1:01:14 The last time Alok had a good cry
  • 1:04:12 What kind of crier is Alok?

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Alok Vaid-Menon: Accepting Yourself - How to Not Let the Judgement of Others Mold Who You Are

Alok Vaid-Menon: Accepting Yourself - How to Not Let the Judgement of Others Mold Who You Are

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