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REIMAGINING WHAT IT MEANS TO BE TRANSGENDER

What is Gender YOUphoria?

Gender YOUphoria (noun): A peak state of coming into wholeness with your gender identity as a transgender person. 

Gender YOUphoria is also both a SOCIAL MOVEMENT & SOCIAL ENTERPRISE dynamically shifting the disempowering narratives about transgender experience.

As a social enterprise we are a for-profit company whose revenue comes from our unlike-any-other transgender cultural responsiveness training and consulting services in the space of integrative health care and authentic media representation. 

A large portion of our revenue directly goes to the transgender community to provide free or donation-based Mindfulness-Based Emotional Resilience Skills, Yoga & Meditation Classes for the LGBTQ+ community. 

We know a bridge has two entrances. We cannot just educate people outside our community for us to thrive. We must learn to release limiting beliefs & disempowering narratives. We must also acquire the compassionate communication & mindfulness-based emotional resilience skills needed to not just transition but THRIVE in every area of life.

WHAT WE DO

Gender YOUphoria is on a social enterprise on a mission to shift the global and interpersonal disempowering narratives about transgender people through: 

Transgender-Centered Cultural Responsiveness Training

Strategic Inclusive Media & Marketing Consulting

Mindfulness-Based Emotional Resilience & Compassionate Communication Skills

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WHY WE DO IT

We see a world where all transgender people not only transition but THRIVE in every area of life: emotionally, physically & spiritually. 

We are bridge builders and believe in the power of narratives. We know liberation not only happens from the outside but needs to happen on the inside as well. There are too many disempowering and limiting beliefs that hold transgender people back. We are here to deconstruct and reimagine them all. 

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WHO WE ARE

We know the power of story telling and personal narrative. We value compassionate communication. Our founder, Ashton Colby, is a transgender and gender expansive man. He is a trauma-informed yoga teacher and fierce advocate for the transgender and gender expansive community. His experience of turning inward, after the physical/medical aspects of his gender transition, inspired him to shift and share the narrative from gender dysphoria to Gender YOUphoria.

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ARE YOU A TRANSGENDER PERSON WHO IS LOOKING TO NOT ONLY TRANSITION, BUT THRIVE IN EVERY AREA OF LIFE?

We are soon to be releasing a free mini online course to take you through the mindfulness-based emotional resilience skills that help facilitate your path from gender dysphoria to Gender YOUphoria.

SERVICES FOR THE TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY

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TRANSITION TO THRIVE PEER MENTORING

You're a transgender person who knows the value of having a thriving mental, emotional, spiritual, financial and interpersonal life while working towards a mission-driven contribution to the world. 

You're entrepreneurial minded. You know that unpacking limiting beliefs and replacing them with empowering narratives helps you co-create with the Universe a life beyond your wildest dreams.

This is for transgender people looking to go to the next level in their life experience while learning the emotional resilience and spiritual tools it takes to reach their fullest expression.

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MINDFULNESS-BASED EMOTIONAL RESILIENCE SKILLS

You're an organization or individual who wants to bring trauma-informed, mindfulness-based emotional resilience tools, similar to yoga and meditation, to yourself and your community. We offer virtual classes on an individual sliding scale basis or have customizable class packages for organizations. 

These classes are taught by our founder, Ashton Colby, a transgender man and certified yoga teacher (200 hour training RTY200) with over 100 additional hours of training in trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness-based emotional resilience skills. 

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SERVICES FOR ALLIES BEYOND TRANSGENDER 101

YOU ARE A MEDICAL OR MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL LOOKING FOR A HOLISTIC APPROACH FOR YOUR TRANSGENDER CLIENTS.

You're supporting transgender clients but know the physical aspects of gender transition are only one element of transgender experience.

Our founder, Ashton Colby, is a trauma-informed yoga and meditation teacher who has taught integrative health techniques for transgender experience to hundreds of medical and mental health professionals. You will learn  the same research-based, mindfulness-based emotional resilience skills taught to veterans with PTSD that can be taught to your transgender clients.

These trauma-informed, movement-based practices like yoga and meditation aim  to recognize disempowering narratives stored in the nervous system to release trauma. 

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ARE YOU A JOURNALIST, MARKETER, OR TELEVISION AND FILM PRODUCER WHO WANTS TO DO RIGHT BY TRANSGENDER NARRATIVES.

You're a journalist, media producer or marketer who wants to share authentic and dynamic stories about transgender lives BUT maybe you're afraid of saying the wrong thing? Let's help you do it the right way with ease. 

We have extensive experience working in television, film production, and with major journalism brands like People.com, Today.com and more. We have guided production of "As One," the award-winning modern opera. 

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YOU ARE AN INNOVATIVE COMPANY OR ORGANIZATION LOOKING FOR DYNAMIC & MINDFULNESS BASED DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION INITIATIVES.

We have worked with the YWCA, venture capital firms, universities, yoga studios and others to cultivate inclusive marketing, policies and training. 

- Transgender 101 Cultural Responsiveness Trainings

- Inclusive Marketing 

- Critical Responsiveness Training

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Clients

Testimonials

We hosted Ashton, Founder of Gender YOUphoria, for a workshop on navigating the healthcare system while trans.  Being a company that focuses on inclusive healthcare, it is extremely important for our employees to understand the specific experiences on trans people in the healthcare system.  Ashton did an incredible job of leading the workshop with humor, engagement, and mindfulness.  Ashton also did a fantastic job of opening the session to questions and was extremely open and thoughtful when answering them.  **Many employees said that the workshop was a highlight of their time at our company,** and I can't recommend Ashton enough!

Arielle Solomon, Team Lead - Sales Development, Maven Clinic. Named by "Fast Company" as World's 10 Most Innovative Health Companies of 2020.

"Ashton of Gender YOUphoria, and his advocacy for transgender people and their collective rights, was inspiring to see. It reaffirmed my commitment to being an advocate alongside him. He was incredibly vulnerable in sharing his own struggles with his transition and it was apparent many people in the room were surprised to hear a lot of the struggles he has faced, struggles that cisgender people often take for granted in not having to experience. He was open and transparent in his communication and was willing to answer any questions people had that they may have otherwise been unwilling to ask previously. I commend Ashton for his willingness to talk openly about this topic and I can only hope the attendees walked away with a better, more holistic perspective on transgender people and the rights they are owed."

Sabrina Kelley, SHRM-CP Human Resources Manager, JobsOhio.com

As we were launching Pride Fund 1 (The first venture fund focused on supporting the LGBTQ+ Community) We knew that teaching our entire team about gender communication was a priority and recognized that we needed help to become better gender allies, advocates, and true accomplices. For this, we knew to call Ashton Colby. We had high standards and Ashton exceeded all of them. We are better partners, investors, and people because of our work with him.

T. Wolf Starr, CEO of Atlas Partners and Managing Partner of the Pride Fund 1

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We are proudly a for-profit social enterprise.

We believe in transparency.

OUR REVENUE & SOCIAL IMPACT

Revenue: Our revenue comes from businesses & organizations we partner with to provide cultural responsiveness training. We only partner with those who share our mission to see a world where transgender people not only transition but thrive.

We value every single person who becomes a representative of the Gender YOUphoria movement by buying a t-shirt and starting a conversation. The conversation starts with affirming yourself with an empowering narrative.

Our Social Impact: A large portion of our consulting and training revenue goes directly back to the community we serve. 

In the last 12 months Gender YOUphoria has provided free or donation-based, mindfulness-based emotional resilience skills classes to over 100 LGBTQ+ people.