TGIT - Kas Baker shares his perspectives on being trans; finding, becoming and living as his true authentic self.
Thank Goodness It’s Thursday!
This week, our first male guest hits the podcast. I start this recording by trying to clarify what I want this podcast to be and who I want it to reach… everyone.
Kas was born as a female, but always knew something was different. At 14 years old, came out as a lesbian - something that was difficult to communicate, unsure of how it was going to be received. At 17, Kas learned about what it was to be transgender, and felt so much relief in knowing that he wasn’t alone, beginning his transition in Florida shortly thereafter.
Kas’s story sheds light on his journey through self-hate, self-sabotage, suicidal ideation, self-harm, to now being a happy and successful musician, a strong advocate for the LGTBQ+ community, and husband to his loving and talented wife (and bandmate!) Emily - he even shares the story of how they met, which is so sweet! This episode also dives into the importance of emotional support, the stigmas and challenges presented by our society, looking after your own mental health, and the challenges associated with living with suicidal thoughts, and even our health care system.
Kas, you’re such an inspiration, and I feel so grateful to know you and have you in my life. Thank you so much for diving in as a guest!
"Being trans is finding, becoming and living as your true authentic self." - Kas Baker