The Coming Out Lounge
About This Show
Inspired by his own journey “out of the closet,” expert Coming Out Coach, blogger, author, and motivational speaker, Rick Clemons invites you to pull up a seat, kick back, and just be yourself in the Coming Out Lounge – a hip safe space to be you and to live your truth! Whether you’re stressed with the conflict of “married to a heterosexual but I’m gay,” struggling to find answers in a world of “I’m gay now what?” or trying to re-define your “out life” as a “been there done that homosexual,” Rick’s wit, warm embrace, and thought-provoking insights provide a energetic springboard for stepping into your powerful purpose filled life! Unencumbered by “should be’s,” heart-centered in approach, and not one to follow the pack, Rick shares his undying passion for helping people navigate their way, in their way, “out of the closet” – free from guilt and shame…overflowing with self-love and self acceptance! The Coming Out Lounge serves up tools, tips, advice, and resources from Rick and.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 126: Coming Out To Be A Bad Ass Rocker Chic – Ali Handal
3 days ago
You never stop coming out. And, that isn’t just a mantra for the LGBTQ community. It’s a mantra for life. So for a moment imagine being on a path, doing the thing you think you’re supposed to be doing, and then someone tells you the only way to get where you’re going is to “suck!” And I don’t mean that in the way you might think.
In that moment things begin to shift and you find that your inner bad ass metal head, songwriter, and singer says, “Nope I’m not going to pursue my PHD in Psychology to become a therapist. Instead I’m going to become a rocker chic playing guitar in a male dominated world!” And as they say, the rest is history, and for Ali Handal, she’s never stopped coming out to be her most transparent authentic self. This is story, her music, her life, and her journey to live her legacy while she still has time left on earth…regardless of what odds are against her.
She was really leaping in to the unknown, completely blind...
Trusting yourself is really where it all starts
She’s no damsel in distress and she doesn’t need to be rescued!
All we need to do is channel our inner bad ass
Realize this is a process - be loving and patient with yourself
Connect with Ali Handal
Moved early on by wise and resilient women, singer/songwriter Ali Handal wore out Carole King’s Tapestry album. As a cat-obsessed six-year-old (some things never change), Ali honored her initial musical heroine by naming her very first kitten “Carole.” Over the years, the sweet melodies and lyrics penned by musical sages King, Dylan, Lennon and McCartney captivated her. She had an epiphany when, as a teenager, she heard Led Zeppelin for the first time. Completely mesmerized by Jimmy Page’s seductive guitar riffs, Ali quit her piano lessons to pick up the guitar.
Now based in Los Angeles, Ali unleashes sultry, groove-filled songs upon live audiences, setting the stage ablaze with fiery guitar passages and soulful lyrics delivered by her powerhouse voice. She holds her own among the ranks of fierce female performing songwriters like Ani DiFranco and formidable guitarists such as Jimmy Page. Music Connection magazine describes her as “earthy, natural, real and loaded with talent…a singer/songwriter with something to say… a gifted artist who brings insight and intelligence to her art.” When asked about her music and stage pre