Jase Cannon has worn, and wears, many hats. She is continually evolving in her role in the world, and intersecting her work within diverse communities to build community in New York City and beyond. Jase divides her time between her West Village apartment, the yoga studio where she has a loving following throughout the week, the God's Love We Deliver headquarters in Soho, and all over NYC in meetings and collaborations with the eclectic people who make up the circle of co-conspirators in the mission to spread loving kindness. Through producing short documentaries about her work and speaking publicly at events, on television, and publishing multimedia accounts of her journey, Jase has cast a wide net in the worlds of wellness, philanthropy, gender studies, and entertainment to bring these elements together and create a powerful platform for ever greater self-expression for all.
Jase was born Jason, and came out as a woman in the summer of 2015 during a karma yoga retreat at the Sivananda Ashram in the Bahamas. Prior to that, she was known as the 'Bearded Yogi,' often with a characteristic beard and the same bright smile. Now she feels overjoyed to have had the opportunity to discover her truest expression, and continues to produce new work in line with her dedication to raising money and awareness for those in need, specifically with God's Love We Deliver, an organization that prepares and delivers home cooked meals to people suffering from long term debilitating diseases. 'The Pilgrimage' is an ongoing project weaving together the need for self-love and self-acceptance with selfless service, and finding authentic expression. For Jase, these are inseparable, and she hopes to take the project internationally to continue documenting the journey of an independent trans woman who speaks from her heart and touches those of everyone she meets.
For media inquires or just to say hi, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org