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Queer Circle Podcast

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Queer healers come to the mic to share their story as an offering to the community.
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S1E11: Learning to Grieve with Patrick Fox W.

Queer Circle PodcastSep 19, 2022

S1E11: Learning to Grieve with Patrick Fox W.

S1E11: Learning to Grieve with Patrick Fox W.

Welcome back to the Queer Circle where Queer Healers step up to the mic to share their journeys and what they'd tell their younger selves. Today's guest is Patrick Fox W. (he/him), a White, Trans, Queer Survivor and practicing psychotherapist in Philadelphia, committed to anti-racism, feminism and the idea that men can have feelings. Patrick has a Bachelors in Child Development and a Master's in Clinical Social Work as well as attended a graduate level Americorps program to help fund his education. Patrick has been a practicing psychotherapist for 13 years. He lives in Philadelphia and runs a remote practice. He is licensed in both Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. If you'd like to learn more about Patrick's practice, you can contact him at Music by Purple Fluorite (Bandcamp // or all the streaming platforms)

Sep 19, 202247:57
S2E15: Kick Your Shoes Off with Reggie Brice
Nov 01, 202101:09:55
S2E14: The Sacred Land with Bhumi B. Patel
Oct 01, 202138:44
S2E13: Just Be You with Talaya McCain
Sep 01, 202138:22
S212: Millennial Soul Food with Keyoncé
Aug 01, 202147:11
S2E11: Boundary Work with McKensie Mack
Jul 01, 202130:34
S2E10: Decolonizing with Jamee Pineda
Jun 01, 202101:02:23
S2E9: We are the Bridge with Tavi Hawn
May 01, 202123:32
S2E8: Meeting the Spirit with James E. Stewart
Apr 15, 202133:01
S2E7: Opening Doors to Liberation with Syd Yang

S2E7: Opening Doors to Liberation with Syd Yang

Welcome back to the Queer Circle Podcast, where Queer Healers come to the mic to share their journeys and what they'd tell their younger selves. Today's guest is Syd Yang (they/them), Queer, Trans/Nonbinary, Mixed Race/Taiwanese American Buddhist in Los Angeles/Occupied Tongva land. While Syd has over 20 years in practice as a coach, they currently work remotely as an Energy Healer and Teacher with clients from all over the USA as well as Canada and Mexico. Syd works primarily 1-on-1 with individuals in an ongoing way doing monthly work, but also serves as a group facilitator, writer and public speaker. To learn more about Syd's work or to get in contact with them, visit CW: Emotional & Sexual Abuse, Discussion of Eating Disorders Music by Purple Fluorite (Bandcamp // or all the streaming platforms)
Mar 31, 202156:54
S2E6: The Angels are on Our Side with Reverend Dr. David William Parry FRSA FRAS
Mar 15, 202101:03:59
S2E5: Visible Power with Gia Love
Mar 01, 202142:57
S2E4: Māhū Wahine Spiritual Power with Pakalana Lokahi Li-Sun
Feb 12, 202101:02:56
S2E3: Sex, Therapy & Imposter Syndrome with Yana Tallon-Hicks
Feb 01, 202136:58
S2E2: Queer Black Joy with SOL Revival

S2E2: Queer Black Joy with SOL Revival

Welcome back to the Queer Circle, where Queer Healers come to the mic to share their journeys and what they’d tell their younger selves. Today’s guest is a collective, SOL (Sustaining Ourselves Locally) Revival in Oakland, CA/Occupied Ohlone lands, composed of members Laya BOMBSNAXX (they/them), Hannah Mayree (she/her) and Avé-Ameenah Long (she/her). SOL is a newly formed collective of Black healers, artists, farmers, organizers and dreamers prioritizing Black Existence and Joy and reimagining the non-profit and community building formerly known as Oakland SOL. Soon, SOL Revival programming will include: community garden work day, art+music studio rental and youth internships. Contact them via email:, Follow them on Instagram: @oakland_sol_revival or visit to learn how to donate to the non-profit. 


Laya (They/Them) 
BOMBSNAXX; a musical project created by Laya Wig that promotes Black Femme liberation, DIY skill acquisition, and empowerment through collaboration. Through this journey of self-teaching, Laya seeks to establish a production style informed by the Black diaspora and inspired by the ingenuity and innovation of Black and Indigenous peoples. Instagram: @bombsnaxx

Hannah Mayree (She/Her)
Hannah Mayree is a  creative facilitator and musician who’s work and art lends itself as a tool for redesigning and reconnecting to our roots as humans on this planet. A banjoist, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Hannah shares harmonies through acoustic live vocal looping and reminds us of the empowerment found in our relationship to the earth, music and community. She is the co-founder and a director of the Black Banjo Reclamation Project. The Black Banjo Reclamation Project is a cultural and land- based revival project that centers the Black community by reclaiming ancestral wisdom and moving forward with innovations through perspectives of Afro-futurism. Through our extensive network across the country, our work promotes conversation and action in healing the ancestral, historical, cultural and racially dividing wounds in this country and the world. Instagram: @hannah_mayree and @black.banjo.reclamation

Avé-Ameenah (She/Her)
Multidisciplinary artist Avé-Ameenah Long uses her art as a way to inspire Black people, across the diaspora. Centering photography and cinematography, Avé-Ameenah prioritizes these skills to document not only her local Black community, but also to engage with Black folks in her travels around the world. The creator of the Keep it Diasporic project, her first photographic journey brought her to the African rooted city of Cartagena, Colombia and the island of Bastimentos, Panamá. There, she was influenced to document her experience and return the knowledge she gained, back to her hometown community of Oakland. Avé-Ameenah hopes that her continued art practices can excite Black people everywhere to creatively explore their identity and bring better awareness to our collective ancestral journey. Instagram: @keep_it_diasporic.

Music by Bombsnaxx (Bandcamp // or all the streaming platforms)

Jan 17, 202133:57
S2E1: On the Path of the Wounded Healer with Carlos Campos Haycock
Jan 01, 202147:33
S1E12: Outside the Circle: Allyship with Inclusively Well
Dec 04, 202040:23
S1E10: Trans Resilience with Max Pearl
Nov 06, 202033:41
S1E9: What Do You Want? with Jeanna Eichenbaum
Oct 23, 202055:21
S1E8: To Be Who You're Going to Become with Avé-Ameenah Long
Oct 09, 202027:03
S1E7: Doing and Undoing with Roman Rimer
Sep 25, 202043:25
S1E6: Navigating Multiplicities with Kathie Ahn
Sep 11, 202019:22
S1E5: North Facing with Dr. Marléna Gasper

S1E5: North Facing with Dr. Marléna Gasper

Dr. Marléna Gasper (she/her) is a revolutionary entrepreneur and healing strategist, working at the intersections of education, urban farming, and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) culture in Los Angeles, CA/Occupied Tongva land.  She divides her time between her consultant work with ARC MultiServices, Inc. coaching school leaders, teachers, and executive leadership to create safe and personalized learning experiences for underserved communities and marginalized voices.  When she is not healing students in this manner, she practices Integrative Medicine, inclusive of Intuitive Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Personalized Nutrition, Myofascial Release, Hydro-Oscillating Vibration Therapy™ (patent pending) and Cannabis Cooking (CBD Food Infusion) with Sol.CentriX Wellness group™.  Although she treats a wide spectrum of health and ailments, her specialty there is imbalance, disorder, and or disease resulting from trauma inflicted on people of color.

Dr. M, as she is lovingly called, holds 7 degrees ranging from literature, leadership and medicine:

Doctorate Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine – Pacific College 2020 Master of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine – South Baylo University 2018 Master of Educational Leadership – National Louis University 2010 Master of Science – Special Education – Middle School Specialist – 2012 – Touro College Master of Arts – Creative Writing – 2003 – Long Island University Bachelors of English – 1999  Morgan State Associate of Arts – Liberal Studies – 1997 LaGuardia Community College

As a third generation teacher she is a subject matter expert in persistence in urban education, healing with intuitive acupuncture, and transformation.  Sisterhood, service, and love are her self proclaimed love languages.

Dr. M is currently working as the Lead Researcher & Herbalist for a plant-based skin care brand, Stacked with Style™.  Today’s version of the transformed Dr. M is the daughter of Sheila/Denise, granddaughter of Shirley/Essie/Arlene.  She is the proud mother to two sons, a daughter, a bonus-daughter and a dope turtle called Spike.  She loves and heavily participates in the conversation of personal & economic sovereignty and is the founding member of the forthcoming investment firm Beehive, Business Banking & Blooming for Bad Bitches!

You can find her, in all her glory, showering her family with love, accountability, and good food.  Check her out at: Instagram:  @dr.marlena.gasper

Music by Purple Fluorite (Bandcamp // or all the streaming platforms)

Aug 28, 202001:10:10
S1E4: The Way Your Blood Beats with Kelly Scott
Aug 14, 202030:42
S1E3: Resilience & Power with Alex Martinez
Jul 31, 202046:56
S1E2: Growing Up at the Border with Mikey Agundez
Jul 14, 202049:49
S1E1: A Southern Return with A. Raymond Johnson
Jul 14, 202040:02