The Redemptive Power of Inclusion with Mason Aid

Welcome to INHABIT!

Today's show is deeply inspiring and loaded with powerful insight. I really hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did. Our guest today is Mason Aid. Mason is a consultant/educator for businesses and organizations to help them achieve greater LGBTQ inclusivity. Mason has a powerful story of moving from self-hatred to self-love and acceptance. Their self-acceptance & love has blossomed into creating connections and inclusiveness as a lifestyle and now a business.

I would love to hear the biggest insight you get from today's show! Comment in the show notes or email me at inhabitpodcast@monicaballard.com.

 

In this episode:

*Mason's initial struggle with mental health as sparked by bullying

* Mason realizing at 19 that they were gay

* How the seed for their business was planted and started to grow

* Mason's realization that their parents had long been accepting and supportive even before they realized it

* Mason's realization that when someone comes out, their family comes out too, and it comes with it's own challenges for the family

* Why Mason thinks we're all a little bit in the closet

* Mason's experience of finding and cultivating deep true love

* The lessons Mason has gained from parenthood

* Mason's deep understanding of the difference in standards for men and women

* Mason's experience in being excommunicated from their church, and later being welcomed by a inclusive and loving church/faith community

 

CONNECT WITH MASON

themasonaid.com

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RESOURCES

autostraddle.com

Founded in March 2009 by Riese Bernard and Alexandra Vega and still run by a dedicated team of passionate weirdos, Autostraddle is an intelligent, hilarious & provocative voice and a progressively feminist online community for multiple generations of kickass lesbian, bisexual & otherwise inclined ladies (and their friends).

Autostraddle is a serious labor of love that started out as a group of friends wanting to start a revolution and is now the world’s most popular lesbian website, with over one million unique visitors and 3.5 million views per month. 

 

www.glsen.org

GLSEN (pronounced "glisten") was founded in 1990 by a small, but dedicated group of teachers in Massachusetts who came together to improve an education system that too frequently allows its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) students to be bullied, discriminated against, or fall through the cracks. 

Over 25 years later, that small group has grown into the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for LGBTQ students.

 

 

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