Inner Child Healing and Queer Magic: A Journey Back to Authenticity with Luis Cornejo


Luis Cornejo, LMFT

Explore inner child healing and the journey back to authenticity with Luis Cornejo, LMFT. Discover practical steps, community support, and inspiring insights on embracing your true self in in this episode of Confetti All Around. Learn about Luis's creative ventures, including Queer Magic Entertainment and Queer Magic Candle.

Luis is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Certified Sex Therapist dedicated to supporting the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities. He is the founder of PsychoSocial Media, a mental health platform offering insightful articles and resources, and the co-owner of PsychoSocial Therapy, a practice focused on LGBTQ+ and BIPOC mental health. As a speaker and consultant, Luis has vast experience discussing mental health topics, specifically related to Queer and BIPOC communities. He has spoken at X (formerly Twitter), Two Chairs, and Fandom, and has provided consultation for mental health nonprofits and fashion houses on brand expansion.

Inner child healing is a transformative journey that reconnects us with our authentic selves. In the latest episode of Confetti All Around, I had the incredible honor of speaking with my friend and colleague, Luis Cornejo, LMFT. Luis is a trailblazer in the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC mental health communities and a shining example of living authentically. His story of resilience, creativity, and unwavering authenticity is nothing short of inspiring.

This episode is loving and expansive and centers your authentic joy! Luis describes the essence of Queer Magic and share stories of how he has integrated his inner child into his daily life by living authentically and loving expansively. 

Creatively, Luis identifies as an Indigiqueer model, collaborating with local and international designers from Mexico, advocating for fashion, visibility, and self-expression. He recently launched Queer Magic Entertainment LLC, expanding his influence in the entertainment industry through initiatives like his podcast, “Queer Magic,” and other projects. Luis is also an entrepreneur, recently launching his Queer Magic Candle to inspire self-expression. His creative pursuits are showcased on his Instagram @luis_thee_lmft, highlighting his passions for fashion, mental health, modeling, and self-expression.

Luis believes strongly in the power of media to shape our understanding of mental health and uses his platform to raise awareness about crucial issues. His insights have been featured on Telemundo, discussing topics such as anxiety, depression, and LGBTQ+ rights for a Spanish-speaking audience.

Inner child healing is not only scientifically proven, but it’s a spiritual experience. Everyone knows what it’s like to be a kid, and we can all go back to some place in childhood.

One of the things I loved most about this episode was Luis’s openness about his journey. Growing up as a queer individual in a conservative family, he faced immense pressure to conform. His story is a powerful reminder that breaking free from societal and familial expectations is crucial for true self-discovery and growth.

The prescribed role of who our family needed us to be is often who we are now in the world. But as adults, these roles no longer serve us and can hinder our growth.

Embrace Your True Self

Luis’s journey underscores the importance of embracing authenticity. He shared how inner child healing helped him break free from constraints and step into his true self. This is a journey many of us can relate to, especially if we’ve felt the weight of societal and familial expectations.

Imposter syndrome isn’t about thinking you’re not good enough; it’s about reacting to a system that constantly tells us we don’t belong.

Practical Steps for Healing

Inner child healing is about making real, tangible changes in our lives. Luis emphasized the importance of rituals, mindfulness, and grounding in nature. These practices help create new, healthier patterns and support our nervous system in profound ways. If you’re looking for practical steps to start your healing journey, Luis’s insights are essential.

Healing your inner child is a couple of things: eating breakfast for dinner, having cereal, letting your little inner child pick the games and the toys that they want, but it’s also something happening on a cellular level within your nervous system.

The Power of Community

Healing is not a solitary journey. Luis highlighted how connecting with others on similar paths provides the encouragement and validation we need. Community and support systems play a vital role in our growth. Healing is hard work, but having a supportive network can make all the difference.

Healing is not a solitary journey. Community and support systems play a vital role in our growth.

If you’re struggling with your identity, feeling the weight of societal expectations, or simply looking for ways to reconnect with your true self, this episode is for you. Luis’s journey is incredibly relatable and filled with actionable insights that can help you on your path to healing. His story reminds us that we have the power to redefine ourselves, break free from limiting roles, and live authentically.

Inner child healing is a radical act of self-love and authenticity. It’s about reclaiming the parts of ourselves that we’ve been forced to hide and nurturing them with compassion and understanding. Tune in to our latest episode to learn more about this transformative process and get inspired by Luis Cornejo’s incredible journey.

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Cynthia Alonzo Perez

Hi, I'm Cynthia Perez, your official Inner Child Hype Woman the founder of Rooted in Reflection. With over 15 years in social work, I’ve dedicated my career to helping people heal from intergenerational trauma and find joy through culturally sensitive healing spaces. I'm passionate about empowering the Latinx community and fostering creative healing for those often overlooked in traditional wellness programs. Whether you're joining a workshop, a wellness talk, or a retreat, my goal is to create a community-centered space where you can feel seen, heard, and healed.
Cynthia Alonzo Perez

Inner Child Hype Woman

Cynthia Perez, MSW, LCSW, is the founder of Rooted in Reflection. She’s an expert in intergenerational trauma and bilingual, culturally sensitive therapy, offering transformative workshops and retreats.

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