From Prostitution To Prison To Professor & Clinical Counselor | Teachers' Lounge Podcast
On a new Teachers’ Lounge, Dr. Joel Filmore! Joel is a professor who teaches counseling courses and is a licensed counselor and researcher focusing on LGBTQ+ issues, substance abuse, sex trafficking and more. He’s also the author of several books.
We talk about Joel’s incredible life story and journey through addiction, abuse and prison to becoming a renowned counselor and educator.
“I'm not ashamed of where I come from,” said Dr. Filmore. “People need to know where I come from because there are a lot more professors in the street. A lot more.”
Joel also happens to moonlight as drag queen Moana Lotte. And in our next episode, we’re going to be chatting with Moana about her comeback from retirement and recent pageant success. We also talk about educating through drag with her podcast “Mental Health Is A Drag.”
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Educator(s) in this episode: Chris Tennyson
Dr. Joel Filmore
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