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Life & Love Beyond Labels: A Kandid Chat on Identity and Marriage w/Sam and Vanessa Castle

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  1. Life & Love Beyond Labels: A Kandid Chat on Identity and Marriage w/Sam and Vanessa Castle The Kandid Shop Podcast LLC 59:23

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How do you navigate life when your identity is constantly questioned? In this heart-to-heart episode of The Kandid Shop, I sat down chat with the inspiring duo, Life Coach & Host of the “Be You, Do You” podcast Sam Castle, and his wife Vanessa Castle, an MSW and LGBTQ+ advocate.
Sam opens up about his journey as a transgender man and his work as a Certified Behavioral Health professional specializing in Neuro-Linguistic Programming(NLP) and trauma-informed Coaching. Vanessa offers her wisdom as a social worker in a mobile crisis unit, highlighting the importance of Self-Care and the necessity of setting boundaries.

Join us as we explore the unique challenges faced by Black trans men, shedding light on societal misconceptions and the importance of self-affirmation. Vanessa's compassionate approach as a social worker offers invaluable insights into balancing a demanding career while supporting a partner's transition. We also discuss the dynamics of marriage, where Sam and Vanessa emphasize the need for effective communication, mutual support, and breaking stereotypical gender roles to build a resilient relationship.

From the impact of media on public perception to the crucial need for accessible specialized healthcare within the LGBTQ+ community, this episode covers it all.
Sam and Vanessa share their personal and professional aspirations, revealing their dream to travel and foster LGBTQ+ youth. Tune in to this kandid conversation that celebrates authenticity, love, and growth, and leave feeling inspired to embrace your true self and foster meaningful connections.

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Intro Music by: Anthony Nelson aka BUSS

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Kristin McGriff aka “Kandidly Kristin,” Founder & Host of The Kandid Shop Podcast

Kristin is a voice-over actor and Founder & Host of The Kandid Shop Podcast.

She believes we each have a purpose, a path & a platform to candidly share our unique voices with the world if we just tap into it.

Her personal motto is “Don’t let your inner me become your enemy”

When not podcasting or doing voice-over work, Kristin enjoys swimming, reading, traveling, and spending time with her family, especially her 3 grandbabies!

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