After years of feeling like they were playing a role society had created for them, Cristina Marcello took a stand by cutting off all their hair - and found their true identity in the process."Once you allow yourself to be your authentic self, you stop caring about what society says you should or shouldn't do. Once you get past one thing society tells you not to do, it opens up any possibility for you to just be who you want to be."Cristina Marcello is a nonbinary trans individual who found their authentic self by exploring their gender identity. They advocate for the transgender community and strive to create a world where humans can just be humans.In this episode, you will learn the following:1. How Cristina's appearance has played a role in their life and how they found their authentic self.2. How their experience as a nonbinary trans person has given them insights into gender.3. How society's expectations of gender can impact people's lives.This is Cristina Marcello's story...Cristina Marcello went to an all-girls Catholic high school. They began questioning their gender identity in high school and came out as queer in their sophomore year. In college, they made a documentary about gender, which led them to realize they were trans. They then cut their hair short that summer and came out as trans to their parents.Cristina has over ten years of experience in broadcast and audio production. They are the Connect Manager at Podchaser, where they provide coaching on guest booking, podcast marketing, and client relations. They are also the Executive Producer for Robert Manni Radio on KCAA radio and the Associate Producer for Inside the Vault with Ash Cash. Cristina became a certified audio engineer at The Institute of Audio Research and began their career in terrestrial radio as the Executive Producer of an AM/FM news radio station and Host of a public affairs show.Resources:The Life Shift Podcast is now on Patreon - Get access to ad-free episodes released two days early and bonus episodes with past guests through Patreon.https://patreon.com/thelifeshiftpodcastSubscribe to The Life Shift wherever you listen to podcasts. Please rate the show 5 stars and leave a review! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Other episodes you'll enjoy:Losing Hair, Finding Strength and Authenticity | Rebecca LerchFinding a Sense of Self after an Unexpected Divorce | Heather TorresConnect with me:Instagram: www.instagram.com/thelifeshiftpodcastFacebook: www.facebook.com/thelifeshiftpodcastYouTube: https://bit.ly/thelifeshift_youtubeTwitter: www.twitter.com/thelifeshiftpodWebsite: www.thelifeshiftpodcast.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.