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Want to become more confident? This show is for you.Coach Alex Ray (who’s gay & gender nonconforming) and LGBTQIA+ celebrity guests, share their stories of overcoming insecurity, people pleasing and depression, plus practical tools you need in order to do the same. Your self-esteem just got an upgrade.Visit coachalexray.com to learn more.

The Queer Confidence Podcast Coach Alex Ray

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

Want to become more confident? This show is for you.Coach Alex Ray (who’s gay & gender nonconforming) and LGBTQIA+ celebrity guests, share their stories of overcoming insecurity, people pleasing and depression, plus practical tools you need in order to do the same. Your self-esteem just got an upgrade.Visit coachalexray.com to learn more.

    Resting Without Guilt

    Resting Without Guilt

    Taking a break. It sounds great! By why is it so filled with guilt?

    By the end of this episode, you're going to reclaim your right to rest.

    Feeling guilty about resting? Caught up in the grind of endless productivity? Our capitalist society has us believing that our worth equates to how much we're doing, but it's time we debunked this myth. This episode explores the importance of taking breaks without guilt and letting go of the pressure to make rest another form of self-improvement. Through a raw discussion of my personal struggles with overworking, we question the hustle culture and remind you that your value is not determined by productivity. So, take a breathe, relax, and remember rest is about simply being.

    I'm looking forward to my own rest now as we close out the year. And I look forward to spending time with you in the new year!

    Thank you for supporting the mission through your monthly contribution and by inviting your friends.

    Remember, your value does not come from what you do or how much you do. Your value comes from who you are.
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    • 10 min
    Kaelan Strouse: Queer Tantra and Spirituality

    Kaelan Strouse: Queer Tantra and Spirituality

    What happens at the intersection of spirituality, sexuality, and unapologetic queerness? We're about to find out, as we chat with the one and only Kaelan Strouse, a.k.a Ecstatic Self.

    As a tantra and spirituality coach, Kaelan shares the wisdom he has gathered on his personal journey, igniting a path for us to explore our own spirituality and sexuality without judgment or fear.

    In this episode, Kaelan guides us to a deeper understanding of human connection, intimacy, and vulnerability. He advocates for the celebration of sexuality as a crucial part of our spiritual life, eroding the shame typically associated with it.

    If you feel intimidated talking about sex in this way, or your past has left you jaded and hesitant to anything spiritual, I think you'll really appreciate Kaelan's approach.

    We also discussed cultural appropriation in spirituality. Kaelan has some great tips on respecting other cultures while learning from them.

    So, join us today for your own self-discovery, transformation, and unlearning as we queerize Tantra and Spirituality with Kaelan Strouse.

    Connect with Kaelan:
    Website: https://ecstaticself.com
    YouTube: https://youtube.com/ecstaticself
    Linktree: https://linktr.ee/ecstatickae
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    • 44 min
    Morgxn Thicke: Navigating Intimacy and Genderqueer Confidence

    Morgxn Thicke: Navigating Intimacy and Genderqueer Confidence

    Get ready for a journey into the life of Morgxn Thicke, a queer, femnasty individual with Butch Queen tendencies who's making waves the gay porn industry. Morgxn's real, raw, and riveting insights about life behind the scenes and beyond the spotlight will transform your understanding of this industry. From their queer persona to the highs and lows of their private life, Morgxn's authenticity will leave you captivated.

    Your gonna love Morgxn's insights on open communication in intimate relationships and its undeniable influence in the adult entertainment industry. Morgxn takes us through their adventures since breaking into the industry in 2019, revealing their experiences with initiating critical sex work conversations, and the tightrope walk between embracing new experiences and confidently upholding their own boundaries. We journey further into the world of sexual intimacy and gender confidence, exploring Morgxn's approach to creating chemistry and passion in their work.

    Something I really appreciate about this conversation with Morgxn is how they underscore the significance of self-love, and pursuing what genuinely ignites joy. We round out our discussion by celebrating Morgxn's contribution to the industry and their impact in fostering a safe haven for sexual exploration. Prepare to have your perspective broadened and your understanding deepened in this enlightening episode.

    Connect with Morgxn:
    Linktree
    Instagram
    Twitter
    More links on my website.
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    • 49 min
    Dropping The Armor, Embracing Vulnerability

    Dropping The Armor, Embracing Vulnerability

    This episode is on embracing vulnerability to foster connection and love.

    Dropping the armor is about allowing yourself to be human, and following the advice you give to others.

    It's empowerment through imperfection.

    This is what authenticity looks like.

    Mentioned in this episode:
    Brené Brown on The Tim Ferriss Show Podcast Instagram Clip
    Listen to the full episode here: Brené Brown — Striving versus Self-Acceptance, Saving Marriages, and More (#409) or watch on YouTube


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    • 22 min
    Flamy Grant: Faith, Drag, and Topping the Christian Music Charts

    Flamy Grant: Faith, Drag, and Topping the Christian Music Charts

    Flamy Grant is the first drag queen to ever top the iTunes Christian singles and albums charts! Flamy's story isn't just about music; it's about resilience and authenticity in the face of adversity and online trolling. It's about refusing to compromise on true identity despite societal pressures. If you grew up evangelical christian, you won't want to miss this episode.

    It this episode Flamy takes us deeper into her personal life, exploring her battles with religious trauma from evangelicalism and her journey into the transformative world of drag. Hear how Flamy uses this platform to express herself and challenge gender stereotypes, even in spaces where acceptance is hard to find. And that's only the tip of the iceberg. She's got the best advice I've ever heard for dealing with haters and trolls online.

    We dive into Flamy's creative process and the nostalgic elements in her music, the struggle of reconciling faith with sexuality and gender identity, and her role as a queer voice in the evangelical space. We end with a heart-touching discussion of her song 'Holy Ground,' a song that unveiled part of Flamy even before the creation of Flamy herself.

    She also set a record for being the first guest to ever make my cry on my podcast. Grab a tissue box y'all!

    Referenced in this episode:
    Here’s the video with the woman freaking out about candles at Bath & Body Works
    Flamy’s favorite song is 'Holy Ground'
    Flamy’s new single 'Fortune Teller' is OUT NOW everywhere you like to listen.

    Connect with Flamy:
    Website: flamygrant.com


    Support the show
    Get on the best email list for building your confidence, sign up and receive my free 21 Sassy Affirmations for Confidence

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    • 55 min
    How To Be Authentic, Overcoming The Fear

    How To Be Authentic, Overcoming The Fear

    This episode is all about cover coming the fears, embarrassment, and discomfort that hold you back from being authentic.

    We all know what it's like to be judged or shamed simply for being your authentic self. I was just eight(ish) when my passion for the Princess Jasmine dress earned me shame rather than applause. This childhood encounter and similar episodes throughout my life taught me that authenticity often comes with a price. Today we're taking that embarrassed boy who loved a princess dress to an adult who finds joy in vibrant eyeshadow.

    Fear of authenticity is a common thread uniting many of us. In this episode you'll learn to embrace the 'confident queer' in you through authenticity, acceptance, and self-love.
    Support the show
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    • 16 min

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24 Ratings

24 Ratings

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So cool! Glad I came across this

Your grandmother is a true gem! I gotta listen to the others but I really liked this one. Warmed my heart!

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So much love! 🌈

Love this podcast! Alex is such a fabulous coach and brings such a playful and refreshing perspective. Sooo grateful for these insights!

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Great Show

Alex is great. Have been a weekly listener but this last episode 21 was so great! Keep up the good work Alex!

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