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king yaa started her journey into health coaching by chance. She’d earned her personal training certificate just for herself, but women began approaching her for coaching so she helped new moms get their pre-baby bodies back.

 

Soon, she realized something needed to change when these moms apologized for being late, missing a session, or being tired because their babies were up all night. She realized these womxn, in the most vulnerable time of their lives, were afraid king was judging them. It was time to combat toxic gym culture.

 

More in this episode…

  • The realization king had about how healthcare professionals were treating her MoC body, and what that must mean for people who don’t want to look, feel, or identify as female, but still needed health care for the female parts of their bodies
  • Identifying what medical personnel need to know about compassionately caring for the bodies of people who are outside the “norm”
  • What body work is and how king moved from working with elite athletes to people unused to even being touched without fear
  • How being told in a yoga studio to “bring out the Goddess in you” can be not just offensive, but triggering
  • The Angela Davis quote that turned the Serenity Prayer on its head, and what that meant to king
  • Where she keeps her vision board, and why
  • The first basic step you should take if you want to move in LBGTQ+ spaces and help the people who live there

 

king yaa is a black, queer, MoC, intersectional feminist mama currently living in Cape Town, South Africa. She’s passionate about all things relating to womxn/queer/trans/fat/melanated health and wellness on a global level. She likes to weave the intersections of her multiple identities into her work and play and encourage LGBTQ+ folx to take up space and commit to living their best lives in their bodies.

 

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king yaa is identifying what medical personnel need to know about compassionately caring for the bodies of people who are outside the “norm”
king yaa is identifying what medical personnel need to know about compassionately caring for the bodies of people who are outside the “norm”

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