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Episode 07: You and Your Gender Identity with Dara Hoffman-Fox

On today's episode, I'm chatting with Dara Hoffman-Fox about Dara's book, You and Your Gender Identity: A Guide to Discovery. Dara shares her personal gender journey, details about the second edition of the book, and an online course she's putting together for clinicians! Dara Hoffman-Fox, LPC, is a licensed professional counselor and queer-identified gender therapist in private practice. Dara frequently serves as a resource on transgender issues for the media, and her blog and videos are...


Episode 06: It's Okay to Be Trans with Paula Buls

In this episode, I’m chatting with Paula Buls, a psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker in Austin, TX. She has extensive experience working with the LGBTQ community and was a founding member of the Transgender Education Network of Texas. She’s also an out and proud trans woman. We talk about her childhood and transition, trans pride and visibility, and gender as a beautiful expression of who we are. Paula is really passionate about what she does and toward the end, we get...


Episode 05: Gender Creative Kids and Teens with Ryan Dillon

In this episode, I'm talking with Ryan Dillon, a cisgender man and Licensed Professional Counselor Intern (LPC-I) in Austin, Texas. Ryan specializes in gender therapy with children and teens. Listen in as we chat about growing up gay in a small southern town, gender creative kids, how parents can support their kids, and how hard it is to be yourself in a world that wants you to conform. You can learn more about Ryan's counseling and coaching services at


Episode 04: Pulse: One Year Later with Adam Miller

One year ago, a shooter opened fire in a popular gay club in Orlando, killing 49 people and wounding 53 others, making it the deadliest mass shooting in US history. In this week’s episode, I’m talking with Adam Miller, a therapist volunteering at an LGBTQ center in Orlando at the time. Adam and I talk about the immediate aftermath of the shooting and the response of local therapists and The Center, the long term effects of the shooting on the LGBTQ community and community at large, and...


Episode 03: "Trans Enough" with Kameron Winters

In this episode, I'm chatting with Kameron Winters, a trans man and coordinator of LGBTQ & Diversity Programs at American University. In this position, he oversees general LGBTQ outreach and education initiatives and also works with other staff on initiatives and diversity workshops to support and advocate for better inclusion of women, students of color, LGBTQ students, and first-generation college students. He also happens to be a personal friend! Listen in as we discuss growing up in...


Episode 02: (De)constructing Gender with Monrovia Van Hoose

This is the second episode of Transgressive: The Podcast! Listen in as Monrovia and I chat about feminism, her journey to becoming a social worker and psychotherapist, letters of support, and finding an affirming gender therapist. If you're a therapist that works with gender (or wants to), this is a great episode for you, too! Monrovia is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist in Austin, Texas. She identifies as a cisgender woman. Her specialties include gender identity,...


Episode 01: A Gender Journey with Shane Whalley

This is the first episode of Transgressive: The Podcast! Listen in as Shane and I talk about gender rulebooks, fancy panties, gender as a journey, and how great Leslie Feinberg looked in a three-piece suit. Shane is a licensed master social worker, Storyteller, Educator, and Facilitator in Austin, Texas. You can find out more about hir by visiting