In this episode, Sasha and Stella welcome Calvin Lunt, whose life journey encompasses a remarkable exploration of identity, the challenges of addiction and recovery, and a commitment to personal growth and spiritual wellness.
Growing up, Calvin was essentially a feminine gay boy, but never particularly gender dysphoric as a child. He became a dancer and later a drag queen. You’ll hear him share about the impact of his experiences as a mixed-raced kid from a working class family with a very chaotic upbringing. From experiencing shame-inducing events to undergoing a pendulum swing between extreme identities, Calvin digs deep into his complex relationship with his sexuality and his body. He also discusses how his role as a social media influencer with a significant following and exposure to the camera spotlight also impacted his sense of self. Additionally, his involvement in the gay party scene led him down a path of heavy drinking and drug use, further impacting his search for identity. At the age of 25, Calvin took a surprising turn in his journey by embracing gender transition. Two years later, influenced by his pursuit of sobriety and a realization that certain aspects of his identity were founded on falsehoods, he chose to detransition. Presently, Calvin works as a wellness coach, drawing from his encounters with spiritual practitioners across different parts of the world and his personal journey of recovery and healing. His training encompasses a diverse range of experiences and perspectives. And his story illuminates the profound journey of self-discovery, transformation, and healing.
Find Calvin on Instagram @calvinlunt
Becoming A Woman to Become A Man (Calvin’s Podcast)
Beauty School Cop Outs (MTV Show)
Pete Burns’ Life in Pictures
If you liked this episode, more episodes you might find interesting:
Episode 3 - Feminine Boy to Gay Man: A conversation with Arty Morty
Episode 8 - TransGenerational Wisdom: a Conversation with Buck Angel
Episode 12 - Identity vs. Role Confusion in Adolescence
Episode 73 - Shame Narcissism and the Transition Fantasy w Joe Burgo
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