Hello and welcome back to Two-Eyed seeing, we are going to be speaking with Dr. Cindy Gilbert. She is a naturopathic doctor, author and faculty member of the Canadian College of naturopathic medicine, and is very focused on treating those in our society who are stigmatized and marginalized in our wellness circles. So stay tuned for this amazing episode about how we can potentially be better at supporting our LGBTQ community and our BIPOC communities and all the wonderful things that we're getting into in this episode.
“IN A GLOBAL SCALE, INDIGENOUS AND TRADITIONAL CONCEPTS OF GENDER AND SEXUAL DIVERSITY IS ACTUALLY A GALAXY OF IDENTITIES”
In this episode, what we're actually going to be focusing on today is talking about the LGBTQ community, and how we can better support them as healthcare providers, and just as individual people within the world. Stay Tuned, and learn further as we go into this topic and conversation, always leave a comment if you have queries about this episode.
IN THIS EPISODE:
[1:12] Introduction and context for this episode
[3:28] One of the biggest things Dr. Gilbert is struggling with in terms of actually being the supportive health care providers and the supportive people helping LGBTQ2SIA+.
[11:39] Talking about the new consulting service that Dr. Gilbert and her colleague just recently started.
[14:36] Dr Gilbert highlighting their important service you need to know.
[18:24] Dr Gilbert talking about how important it is to create safe and inclusive clinic spaces in a deeper level for the LGBTQ2SIA+ community.
[22:24] Moving beyond the performative ally ship and going to the next level of helping and supporting in a deeper sense.
[24:31] Dr Gilbert talking about many analogies of identity and how that plays on some indigenous folks.
[26:39] Dr Gilbert answers on how we can start to show up more than just a flag carrying-supportive ally?
[35:54] My final statements and takeaways.
**Bio for Dr. Gilbert:**
Dr. Cyndi Gilbert, ND (she/they)
Cyndi is a naturopathic doctor, author, and faculty member at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Providing care to those who are all too often stigmatized or ignored in wellness circles, Cyndi has a primary clinical focus working with LGBTQ2SIA+ and BIPOC communities, people who use drugs, are homeless, disabled, HIV+, precariously employed, and facing mental health challenges.
Co-founder of the IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy) Committee at the CCNM, Cyndi facilitates anti-racist anti-oppression / cultural competency training for healthcare providers. They advocate for a collaborative, anti-oppressive, and harm reduction approach that centers patients' voices and experiences. She is also the co-founder of Heal All Consulting, an LGBTQ2SIA+ education and consulting resource for health and wellness practitioners.
In addition to clinical work, Cyndi is the author of several books, including "Forest Bathing: Discovering Health and Happiness Through the Japanese Practice of Shinrin Yoku," published by St. Martin's Press. She is the Associate Editor of the CANDJ and a Board member for the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors.
Cyndi is a queer/spawn, mad White Ashkenazi settler and lives in Toronto with their family. When she isn't working, Cyndi can often be found gardening, hiking, camping, canoeing, traveling, and just generally being outside in nature.
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