TW/CW: Mentions of Anti-Asian hate, sexual violence, and gaslighting
(S8, EP 2) Leslie Lew joins me for this week's episode as she talks about her work as a trauma-informed self-defense coach and what it means to break down the patriarchy and ableism in self-defense work. We discussed the ongoing Stop Asian Hate movement, and what it means to reclaim one's courage.
Leslie is the Founder of Reclaiming Your Courage, a Trauma-Informed Self-Defense Coach, International best-selling author and speaker. She values love, courage, and community. Her mission is to save the lives of women globally. Leslie is a second-generation Korean and Chinese American, San Francisco native, mother of two, and wife. She is a two-time black belt and has been a martial artist for over 20 years.
Leslie empowers purpose-driven women to ignite their strength through their mind, body, and voice. At the start of the pandemic, Leslie was deeply impacted by the rise of anti-Asian hate crimes. She has dedicated her life to #stopasianhate and strengthening her community by helping Asian women find their voice and not fall victim to being perceived as easy prey.
She is an ally to the BIPOC, Latinx, LGBTQIA+, Neurodivergent, and Differently Abled communities.
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