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A BOOK CLUB TO INSPIRE YOUR WILDHEART

The Inspired Selection: A book club to inspire your WildHeart! 

 

WildHeart is a space to move and connect. The Inspired Selection is an opportunity to connect outside of the normally scheduled barre and yoga classes. We love to sweat with you, but recognize health & wellness extends beyond the physical. A well-rounded approach to health includes the elements of social well-being and mental wellbeing. The Inspired Selection provides an opportunity to exercise your mental muscle. We select and read one book per month, exploring different genres and different themes. Near the end of the month, we come together to enjoy snacks and a beverage, discuss the book and share our own stories. The book club is totally free & everyone is welcome! We meet on the last Tuesday of every month, you can sign up through MindBody! Happy reading WildHearts! xo

This months book:
Love Lives Here By Amanda Jette Knox 

Meet up: Tuesday January 28th at WildHeart 830pm


An inspirational story of accepting and embracing two trans people in a family--a family who shows what's possible when you "lead with love."

All Amanda Jetté Knox ever wanted was to enjoy a stable life. She never knew her biological father, and while her mother and stepfather were loving parents, the situation was sometimes chaotic. At school, she was bullied mercilessly, and at the age of fourteen, she entered a counselling program for alcohol addiction and was successful.

While still a teenager, she met the love of her life. They were wed at 20, and the first of three children followed shortly. Jetté Knox finally had the stability she craved--or so it seemed. Their middle child struggled with depression and avoided school. The author was unprepared when the child she knew as her son came out as transgender at the age of eleven. Shocked, but knowing how important it was to support her daughter, Jetté Knox became an ardent advocate for trans rights.

But the story wasn't over. For many years, the author had coped with her spouse's moodiness, but that chronic unhappiness was taking a toll on their marriage. A little over a year after their child came out, her partner also came out as transgender. Knowing better than most what would lie ahead, Jetté Knox searched for positive examples of marriages surviving transition. When she found no role models, she determined that her family would become one.

The shift was challenging, but slowly the family members noticed that they were becoming happier and more united. Told with remarkable candour and humour, and full of insight into the challenges faced by trans people, Love Lives Here is a beautiful story of transition, frustration, support, acceptance, and, of course, love.