#41 - 'My Defiance Saved my Life' with Andi Ramirez

Beau my God

30-09-2022 • 57 mins

Today's all new episode of Beau my God features special guest, Amanda Ramirez (she/her), an HR professional working in tech and is a volunteer and member of the board of directors for CHEER Seattle, a local LGBTQIA+ nonprofit, who joins us to chat all things growing up in a religious household!

Religion is something we have yet to cover on BMG, so settle in with your snack because this is going to be a good episode filled with lots of feelings, growth, and retrospective insight.

Amanda openly shares her experience growing up in a household where religion trumped autonomy, and coming out resulted in conversion therapy - something that is still legal here in the U.S. and in countries around the globe. The pair discuss how religion is generational and that its traumas associated with guilt and shame protrude menacingly into adulthood.

They also discuss setting boundaries with your parents, vacation bible school, and Beau shares an inside joke on how this episode was almost entitled, "Beau my Gosh."

Don’t forget to rate subscribe and follow along for more of your favorite Queer and Trans content we’re on most social platforms @beaumygodpod. Check us out at www.beaumygod.com where you can find out more info!

You can find Amanda on Instagram @uhmannduh

Sources:
1. https://www.statista.com/chart/27674/map-of-where-conversion-therapy-is-banned/
2.https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/education/article_97dc38c2-3a0d-11ed-a388-3f7b65892ceb.html
3. https://www.cheerseattle.org

Beau my God is a unique space for trans and gender nonconforming individuals and their allies to rumble about the things going on in our community, all things queer, what it's like to exist in a world that generally doesn't understand us

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