Special Backstage Episode: Pride & Activism

 
Capital Pride Concert, 2019

Capital Pride Concert, 2019

 

Wit & Reason with Dr. Alexis Moreno

Dr. Alexis partners up with Natasha Colin, co-founder of Expanding Identities Development to help us chat about PRIDE!

Listen in to some Capital Pride Concert attendees and find out which performer everyone was thrilled to see. Also get access to a very special backstage 1 on 1 interview with Shea Diamond as she shares the message she wants to instill in our youth, tips for mental health professionals on how to support the trans community, & how she manages her role as an activist & performer.

Coming out (at whatever age) can be incredibly intimidating and freighting for so many people. Singer Calum Scott shares his experience with the Pride Concert crowd - an experience that inspired his song, “No Matter What.” Natasha and Dr. Alexis go into more detail about how you can support someone who opens up to you during their coming out process.

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Airing Weekdays on 96.3 HD4 DC Radio

 
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Guest Expert

Natasha Colin, MA

(Pronouns: She/Her, They/Them)

Co-Founder, Expanding Identities Development

Natasha obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with a minor in Queer Studies from Antioch University Los Angeles, and earned her Master’s degree in Psychology at Antioch University Los Angeles, with a double specialization in LGBT Affirmative Psychology and Applied Community Psychology. She also worked at the Los Angeles LGBT Center for many years, working as the Program Coordinator for their youth development and mentoring program LifeWorks, and conducted LGBTQ proficiency trainings all across Los Angeles. Natasha is passionately involved in queer activism and education and has her own LGBTQ training and consulting business. She also has experience working with survivors of domestic violence, and has done trauma-informed work with survivors in the LGBTQ community. 

Host

DR. ALEXIS MORENO

CONSULTING PSYCHOLOGIST & HEALTH CORRESPONDENT

Dr. Moreno is passionate about the interplay between mass media communications, culture, and personal factors. Which explains her academic pursuits. She has a Doctorate in Community Clinical Psychology, a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, and a Bachelor of Science in both Television Broadcasting and Psychology. The more time she spends studying psychological theory, researching human behavior, and working in the community, the more she is inspired by the power of systematically addressing personal and social issues. She has worked as a health educator with middle and high school students, provided psychotherapy with children, families, and couples recovering from violence and trauma, and treated adults on parole and in maximum security psychiatric hospitals suffering with severe mental illness. Dr. Moreno uses an ecological and biopsychosocial approach to every case conceptualization and collaboratively works with teams in a respectful, humanistic style. Passionate about working with diverse clientele, she tailors her interventions and presentations to engage and meet the needs of every stakeholder involved.