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.
SERVICES FOR THE TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY
SERVICES FOR ALLIES BEYOND TRANSGENDER 101
Arielle Solomon, Team Lead - Sales Development, Maven Clinic. Named by "Fast Company" as World's 10 Most Innovative Health Companies of 2020.
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!
Sabrina Kelley, SHRM-CP Human Resources Manager, JobsOhio.com
"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."
T. Wolf Starr, CEO of Atlas Partners and Managing Partner of the Pride Fund 1
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.