Who are you and what are you passionate about? What is your calling or work in the world?
I’m Tru and I use she/they pronouns. It’s always been a little hard for me to answer the question “who are you” perhaps because I feel so multi-dimensional and inhabit many “roles” in various parts of my life. I’m also a shape-shifter in some ways (a skill learned first for survival and now used for my own pleasure). Or maybe I’m just overthinking the question. One of my passions and callings is cultivating more connection and intimacy, not just with other people, but with our own body and soul, with the earth, with the divine, with death. I believe the more connected we our to our bodies, the more access we have to our aliveness, to be full-spectrum human beings, which includes everything — joy, grief, loneliness, longing. I believe embodiment heals and the more connected we are to our bodies, the less we are able to dehumanize others.
Who have you learned from? What are your lineages?
I have learned from so many amazing teachers. But one of my greatest teachers was my first real love, who I met during my first year of law school. He was born with cystic fibrosis, received a double lung transplant on Sept. 3, 2001, and lived for 10 more years after that, eventually dying at the age of 43. He taught me breath is sacred. He taught me how to live.
What inspires you (to keep going, to do your work, to get out of bed in the morning)?
I’m not much of a morning, get out of bed person, but I do love breakfast. I love food and eating and waking up to a good breakfast. What inspires to keep going and to do my work is the belief that what we do matters. Transformation happens, usually in microscopic ways, but it does happen and it does matter.
What are you most excited about for EroSomatics? Why are you part of EroSomatics? What do you hope we’ll do, change, accomplish?
I’m most excited about working and playing with such an amazing group of humans that make up the collective. I hope this group brings nourishment to each other so we can each continue doing our work and I hope as a collective we provide offerings that support and nourish others in their “becoming.” One of my teachers once said as teachers what we offer students is simply to “love them into being.”