Loving Ourselves and Our Bodies With Max Pearl

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Loving Ourselves and Our Bodies With Max Pearl

Photo of Max Pearl, trees in background, brown glasses and black shirt.
Image description: Photo of Max Pearl, Black man with very short gray hair, smiling, wearing brown glasses with trees in the background.

I have decided to my work on supporting the lives and joy of trans folks, including Black trans and gender-expansive people. Loving ourselves deeply is, in itself, a radical act, one that will, I believe eventually help to dismantle white supremacy. I want us to feel completely whole, deeply informed by, but somatically unshackled from our past, fully able to express our power.

Max Pearl

transresilience.com | facebook.com/TransResilience | Twitter: @ResilienceTrans
Support Max: Venmo: @pearlbear

Event Description

Self-love and self-compassion are key qualities of a resilient being. These qualities are especially important for us to cultivate, given all of the negative messages in society.

Self-compassion is the moment-by-moment willingness to hold yourself and your feelings with gentleness and without judgment. It’s a decision you can make in each moment, a choice to respond to yourself in a particular way. Treating yourself with compassion doesn’t require you to feel any different – it just requires you to do something different.

Self-love is something that needs to grow over time. It’s a larger way of being, a loving orientation toward yourself, and toward life. When you love yourself, you do your best to appreciate yourself exactly as you are. Then, from that place of self-appreciation, you make choices that are truly in your own best interest, rather than ignoring, denying, or sacrificing yourself. Self-care is action on our self-love and self-compassion.

These qualities can be developed. This workshop will introduce some tools that will cultivate self-love and self-compassion.

Who Is This Event For?

Transgender, gender-non-conforming, gender-expansive, non-binary folks, 18 or over.

Event Goals, Hopes, & Outcomes

I want the participants to feel held in a container that can support their explorations of themselves. I want them to feel as relaxed and open as possible. I want them to leave the workshop with 2 or 3 specific practices they can take with them in their daily lives, and feel that these are practices they want to explore more.

Event Length

2 hours

Event Date and Time

Tuesday, October 6, 6-8 PM PT

How to Register

Dear Reclaim UGLY Family, we love all of you. However, this event is only for Black people. Thank you for supporting us to love and nurture each other in private. For other ways to get involved, check out our sacred emergent gathering spaces and join our mailing list for upcoming events.

Register directly on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/loving-ourselves-and-our-bodies-with-max-pearl-registration-123748692671

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https://www.facebook.com/events/825549757985874

Presenter Bio

Max was an HIV/AIDS educator and advocate from 1985-1995. Max has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience and taught at Hampshire College from 1989 through 1999. Maxwell Pearl has a Certificate of Theological Studies from Pacific School of Religion, and is a long-time practitioner of contemplative spirituality, both in Buddhist and Christian traditions. Max has been teaching contemplative practices in both traditions since 2005, and has also taught numerous workshops on emotional awareness, communication, and relationship issues. He is also a multi-genre writer and blogger.

“I have committed my time and energy to helping trans people live fuller, more joyful lives. I have a particular interest in helping fellow Black trans and gender-expansive folx with the radical act of loving ourselves, our bodies and our lives.”

More From This Presenter

Free Resilience Gathering For Trans and Gender-Expansive Folks. 2nd Wednesday of each month, 5:30pm PT. Register here!


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