Episode 41

41. I Am More Than My STD Diagnosis with Courtney Brame

In this episode Courtney Brame dives into sharing his life with genital herpes diagnosis. He takes us through his journey of working through internal conflict and becoming more than his diagnosis. He shares how his experience has propelled him to  help others to do the same via his organization and podcast. 


Episode Highlights

  • The value in recognizing our patterns 

  • The underlying reasons for not being bothered 

  • How herpes diagnosis can help you heal from rejection 

  • How genital herpes impacts sexual intimacy

  • Seeing yourself aside from herpes 

  • Healing power in groups 

  • Facing avoidance, feelings and rejection as a man 

  • Going through the healing process as a black man with genital herpes


Special Guest: Courtney Brame



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Bianca Hughes

Bianca Kesha Hughes is setting boundaries and breaking barriers. She knows how to navigate life and discover true identity while trusting in God. Known for authenticity and heart-work services, Bianca is the ultimate trailblazer in the mental health and wellness field as a therapist, coach, speaker, and podcast host, inspiring her audience to let go of the illusion of perfectionism.

She is deeply connected to her cultural values, and Caribbean heritage, and her foundation of faith is a source of light for everyone around her. Bianca experiences her fair share of trials and pain but she heals through vulnerability and connecting to her authentic self. For this reason, she is passionate about breaking down the walls of perfectionism, encouraging her audience to connect to their authentic self while creating a safer place for them to be seen and heard.

Her podcast, "It Didn't Break Me," creates a space for honest and vulnerable conversations. Her guests share their transformational life stories around the messy stuff they didn't think they'd come back from yet they are still here. "It Didn't Break Me" podcast is a platform for people who are struggling with mindset shifts around perfectionism and being their authentic self, inspiring them to discover the beauty in the mess.