LaidOpen explores the naked truth about sexuality, from trauma to transcendence. Join us for honest conversations whether you are turned on or can’t find the switch. Get questions answered about how to take baby steps towards having connected sex. This podcast is for post-trauma thrivers and their loved ones to understand how all forms of trauma affect sexual expression.

Charna has spent over two decades helping people heal and find pleasure in their bodies. Every week she shares her own story, answers your questions, offers practical exercises, and interviews other survivors, as well as experts and authors in the field of somatics, trauma, healing modalities, mindfulness, and the arts.

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Running Away To Discover Yourself

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Farid Yusof is a student of the world. They speak with Charna about the way culture impacts our freedom of self-expression and how they use their art as a resource to find healing. Farid’s travels were a mechanism for finding themselves and they use social media as a tool for coming out as gender nonbinary while quarantining with their conservative family. This conversation highlights how developing rituals around self-care can help anyone thrive, even in isolation, during the pandemic.

Farid Yusof (He/They) grew up queer in the small religious nation of Brunei. In trying to find freedom in self-expression, they decided to pursue the nomad life in 2013 and traveled the world. With all the self-healing and wisdom they gained through this experience, they now identify as nonbinary and facilitate heart-sharing circles online with the mission to reconnect people to their hearts and to their authenticity.

In addition to holding heart space, Farid (art pseudonym Faridunia) also works as a freelance print artist, creating work with themes around spiritual growth & healing, sex, and kink liberation, pushing gender norms, LGBTQ+ rights, and the concept non-duality.

www.faridunia.com 

IG @theearthtribe and 

IG @queerandconscious