91 minutes | Jun 16th 2020

Jimanekia Eborn on Trauma, Choosing Happiness, and Self-Care vs Self-Soothing

Jimanekia Eborn is a Queer Media Consultant, Comprehensive Sex Educator, and Sexual Assault & Trauma Expert.

She is the host of Trauma Queen - a podcast mini-series for survivors of assault and their allies. The podcast focuses on uplifting voices in all communities and exploring our collective journey to healing. Jimanekia is also the Founder of Tending The Garden, a healing retreat for survivors, focused on femmes of color.

In this episode, Jimanekia tells the story of how she began working as a sex educator and why the focus of her work has been on trauma, and quick content warning: there are mentions of physical and sexual violence in this conversation.

We talk about a really wide range of things though—imposter syndrome, changing paths in life, self-care vs self-soothing, and so much more. 

It was wonderful to have this honest and introspective conversation with Jimanekia, and I hope you enjoy and learn from it as much as I did!

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