Healing, like life, is experiential.
There is no one right way to heal from trauma, violence, sexual abuse, exploitation, or human trafficking - because no two experiences are the same. Which is why we are Focusing Forward with Doctors, Therapists, Kinesiologists, Epidemiologists, Outreach Workers, CEO's, Mentors, Coaches, Pastors, Shamans, and other Trauma Survivors.
Our goal is to introduce you to every conceivable resource that we can find so that you can explore what feels right for you at your own pace.
Levelling up in life, raising our vibration, and healing our core wounds, takes time. It takes willingness and courage. And let's face it, its a lot more fun to explore with the right community.
What you'll find here:
The freedom to show up exactly as you are. No pretences, masks, or characters. No stigma, rigid belief sets, or judgment. Just you, me, and a special guest. Get ready to drop your guard and connect with a community.
We believe in your right to choose. Free will is your birthright! Regardless of what you've done, had done to you, or continue to do - how you choose to shape your current reality, be it through trauma or calculated risk, deep survival switching, or love - we are here to honour that space and meet you where you're at.
At some point, we've all shimmied up to a buffet of suffering and then waited in line at the dessert bar for a heaping scoop of pain, which is precisely why we belly laughs at every opportunity. We laugh at the unimaginable because it's not strength that holds us together in the face of tragedy. It's joyfulness.
Hosted by Rayanne K. Irving
Produced by Andrew Gavin
Music by Fellow Hollow
Photo Credit: Rayanne Irving & Kathie Sharpe
Cover Art Design: German Cabrera
Jocelyn M. Kirkland, Talking to your Children about Sex
Too often, the loudest voices educating us (and our children) about sex - say nothing at all. The act, hell, even the conversation, tends to be far more taboo than it should be, and Jocelyn's has written a book, Complexities of Ecstacy, to disrupt that trend!
Dr Paul Tinari PH.D., M.Ed., P.Eng, Male Infant Circumcision ( MIC )
Physicist, Engineer, Biophysicist, Epidemiologist, Medical Researcher - Author of Lymph Mobbed and Booby-Trapped, a book about woman's lymphatic system and purging lymph fluid via the Gspot ( aka squirting )
In this episode, Dr Paul Tinari digs deep into the anatomy of the penis, the harmful ( and far-reaching ) effects of Male Infant Circumcision ( MIC ), his traumatic childhood in residential school as well as Lymph Purging for women!
Jaimee Johnson, Dymesytifying Pimps, Tricks, Incarceration and Love in "the Life"
Jaimee Johnson is a lived experience expert on urban domestic sex trafficking, CEO and founder of Sisters of the Streets.
In this episode, we discuss and demystify Pimps, Tricks, Love and “the Life”. We also cover the creation, vision, and impact her organization, Sisters of the Streets, makes in the lives of those impacted by exploitation and socioeconomics and identify solutions to help transcend our healing journeys.
Jes Richardson, Everything I Know I learned from my Pimp
In part one, Jes shares with us her many experiences - from childhood sexual abuse to gang life. Sex Trafficked to Sex Worker, Entrepreneur to Mother. Wife to Soulmate.
Jes Richardson is a free-spirit with a fierce rebellious streak and a survivor of just about everything. The author of Everything I Know I Learned From My Pimp, Jes, spreads her joy because she's lives with life's eternal flame in her heart.
Sustain Cameroon: Ending Child Bride Marriage and FGM
Sustain Cameroon is an NGO in Central Africa. Their vision is to bring lasting and positive change to Cameroons most vulnerable.
Sustain Cameroon's emphasis is on education providing access to schooling to OVCs, providing micro-credits, income generation opportunities for women and drop-out youths, and training of young abuse victims on child protection and leading advocate for community engagement to fight abuse against children.
Steven Hansen: Stages of Emotional Processing
You can heal!
The body is intelligent and wants to be in the best state it can. Steve Hansen and Dynamic Energies are here to help that happen. Improve the state of your mind, body and spirit with Energy Kinesiology.
In this episode, we discuss the 7 stages of Emotional Processing, autoimmune diseases in relation to trauma, burnout and the Polyvagal Nerve Theory and more!
So much truth, integrity, and transparency in every story that is shared. Thank you so much for creating a space where everyone can take away truths for themselves. Incredible!
Thank you for your transparency on talking about a very hard and important topic. I am learning so much and know others will dee seen by this podcast!
I Absolutely Love this podcast!
What a breath of fresh air! I am fascinated by the difficult topics handled in this podcast and I am learning so much without feeling that I am being preached to. Rayanne’s interview style is warm and friendly even while addressing some truly tough questions about the nature of sex, vulnerability and exploitation in our world. I admire Rayanne’s ability to stay on topic and ask tough questions all the while remaining natural and engaging with her guests. Informative, thought provoking, educational and important. I am a huge fan! I’m so glad there are fearless people like Rayanne to help us all learn to be better in this world.