#118: From Suicidal & Silent to Non-Binary Social Impact Entrepreneur

Makaylah Rogers (they/she) is a social impact entrepreneur who co-owns Scale Naturally, as well as Frankie D’s Donuts, a homemade donut business focused on opening up conversations around mental health.

Have you ever felt stifled by your gender?

Makaylah spent years struggling with their gender and sexual identity, and on the show they talk about the way those journeys impacted their mental healing. It’s a vulnerable discussion of their path to identifying as queer, and they share a raw account of their battle with suicidal ideation, including multiple attempts to take their own life. (It is some powerful stuff, but if it’s too much for you, it’s okay to skip this one.)

Find out what inspired Makaylah to come out as non-binary and learn why representation is so important, both specifically for Makaylah and in society at large. You’ll even learn a simple way you can be an advocate and help people who prefer non-binary pronouns to feel safe.

This episode’s a special GFR full-circle moment for Lisa because she actually birthed and named the 12 GFR Commandments and the Podcast at Makaylah and her partner Fia-Lynn’s Scale Naturally retreat back in 2018. At the time Makaylah was deep in their struggles about the way they presented in public, and never allowed themself to be seen on camera, even though a lot of their work was done over Zoom. So it’s also a big deal that we’re releasing this episode on video, too.

Listen in (or watch on YouTube!) for insight around the ways our identity is wrapped up in the outside world, and a frank discussion rooted in GFR Commandment #3: Don’t worry about being normal, proper or polite. Plus, as a related bonus, you’ll discover the connection between donut activism, doggy love, and mental health!


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About the author, Lisa

She is smart, she is funny and she loves the word f*ck. She has been mentoring 6 and 7-figure entrepreneurs for over 20 years. She coaches top coaches, teaches brilliant teachers and intuitively guides the most woo woo intuitives. She’s been a millionaire entrepreneur (for a minute) and a corporate flunky. And her GFR moments (in life and business) are countless, which makes her superbly qualified to host the GFR podcast! What she knows for sure...when you Get F***ing Real you make a bigger difference and have fewer regrets...period.