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Queer Circle Podcast

27 EpisodesProduced by Queer Circle PodcastWebsite

Queer healers come to the mic to share their story as an offering to the community.


S1E10: Trans Resilience with Max Pearl

Welcome back to the Queer Circle. Today’s guest is Maxwell (Max) Pearl (he/him), a Black Trans Man in Sonoma County, CA/Occupied Coastal Miwok lands. Max has a Ph.D in Neuroscience from Case Western Reserve University, and a Certificate of Theological Studies from Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley. Max was an HIV/AIDS educator and advocate from 1985-1995. He has been practicing Buddhist meditation since 1990, and done numerous meditation retreats. He has also taken numerous trainings by Gay and Katie Hendricks, Body Trust, and Body Electric School, and has done multiple retreats in varied embodiment modalities including Authentic Movement. Max has been teaching contemplative practices since 2005. Prior to transitioning, Max co-founded Conscious Girlfriend, where he coached individuals and couples, and taught numerous courses and workshops on emotional awareness, self-love, communication, and relationships. Max is also a multi-genre writer and blogger. To learn more about Max’s work, check out his website: or email him at
CW: mentions of Emotional abuse.
Music by Purple Fluorite (Bandcamp // or all the streaming platforms)

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