9 episodes

Beauty Translated, hosted by skin therapist & trans woman Carmen Laurent, is a new original podcast that focuses on the trans experience in the southeast United States. With each episode, Carmen Laurent discusses topics related to the legal, medical, and emotional changes as a part of gender transition. Beauty Translated is made by trans people for trans people, whether you have been transitioning for years, wondering where to begin, or would just like to relate to a friend, co-worker or loved one going through their own gender transition, Beauty Translated is for whoever needs it.

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    • 4.5 • 42 Ratings

Beauty Translated, hosted by skin therapist & trans woman Carmen Laurent, is a new original podcast that focuses on the trans experience in the southeast United States. With each episode, Carmen Laurent discusses topics related to the legal, medical, and emotional changes as a part of gender transition. Beauty Translated is made by trans people for trans people, whether you have been transitioning for years, wondering where to begin, or would just like to relate to a friend, co-worker or loved one going through their own gender transition, Beauty Translated is for whoever needs it.

    Episode 8: Becoming Mae Callaway - From Bovine Beauty to Dating Drama

    Episode 8: Becoming Mae Callaway - From Bovine Beauty to Dating Drama

    Carmen sits down with one of her trans children, Mae Callaway, to talk about growing up on a farm, her religious upbringing, and how she eventually found freedom to be who she really was by getting to know another trans person for the first time. Other topics include: gender affirming surgeries, performing drag, relationships and dating.

    For more from Carmen and Beauty Translated, visit @whereintheworldis_carmen & @beautytranslatedpod!


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    • 49 min
    Episode 7: Becoming Alex Petrovnia - Stepping up 4 Trans Youth

    Episode 7: Becoming Alex Petrovnia - Stepping up 4 Trans Youth

    This week may very well be Beauty Translated's most important episode so far! My guest is the founder and president of the Trans Formations Project, Alex Petrovnia. Alex is breaking down the work the Trans Formations Project does - tracking anti-trans legislation currently sweeping the country. Listen to Alex explain the mains types of bills- and why they are not succeeding in many cases- and stay tuned at the end of the episode to learn what YOU can do to help.

    This episode may be tough for some listeners, so feel free to check out some of our previous episodes for some trans joy.  And please, if you need help, reach out to the Trans Lifeline at US (877) 565-8860 Canada (877) 330-6366

    or the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text ‘START’ to 678-678

    For more from Carmen and Beauty Translated, visit @whereintheworldis_carmen & @beautytranslatedpod!


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    • 52 min
    Episode 6: Becoming Shamari-Rene Cherry - From Rejection to Recognition

    Episode 6: Becoming Shamari-Rene Cherry - From Rejection to Recognition

    Carmen sits down with Shamari-Rene Cherry AKA ShaSha Chanel, mother and founder of the ballroom house of Chanel, about how she found her niche as a black trans woman in aesthetics.  We talk about how she grew her beauty business, Diamond Facez, and how she became the first trans woman recognized as esthetician of the year 2022 at the Beauty & Barber Bosses awards. We also discuss with ShaSha the struggles- and the beauty, of being a trans woman in esthetics and in the world at large.

    For more from Carmen and Beauty Translated, visit @whereintheworldis_carmen & @beautytranslatedpod!
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    • 45 min
    Episode 5: Becoming Frankie Love Edwards - Boylesque and Barbershops

    Episode 5: Becoming Frankie Love Edwards - Boylesque and Barbershops

    Carmen sits down with Atlanta barber (voted best hairstylist 2021 by Atlanta Magazine) Frankie Love Edwards and his wife, burlesque artist Candi LeCoeur. Carmen discusses with Frankie the importance of removing gender from hair services, and how he creates a more inclusive salon space at “Every Head is my Canvas.” Frankie even has some grooming advice for baby trans guys! Then we talk with Frankie and Candi about everything from transitioning while married to a cis (and very supportive) partner, to having an open marriage and the importance of communication in polyamory, and how the art of Burlesque helped Frankie feel more comfortable in his own skin. 

    For more from Carmen and Beauty Translated, visit @whereintheworldis_carmen & @beautytranslatedpod!
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    • 49 min
    Episode 4: Becoming Nick Bowser - Wisdom from an all American dad

    Episode 4: Becoming Nick Bowser - Wisdom from an all American dad

    This week Carmen talks with trans family-man Nick Bowser about parenthood and married life.  He shares what it was like to be recognized as a pregnant man in public, and how the experience was both difficult and rewarding for him and his wife, Bianca.  They also discuss the importance of removing gender from pregnancy, and how small changes can mean the world of a difference to make someone feel included.  You can check out Bianca's story in episode two!

    For more from Carmen and Beauty Translated, visit @whereintheworldis_carmen & @beautytranslatedpod!
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    • 46 min
    Episode 3: Becoming Gabrielle Claiborne - Reimagining relationships and faith after transition

    Episode 3: Becoming Gabrielle Claiborne - Reimagining relationships and faith after transition

    Carmen talks with author & community leader Gabrielle Claiborne about taking a leap of faith to begin her transition at the age of 50, how that affected her family & friendships, and how she had to reimagine her Pentecostal upbringing to accept herself as a transgender woman. We also discuss the mission of her organization Transformation Journeys Worldwide - which aims to bring trans inclusion to all workplaces.

    For more from Carmen and Beauty Translated, visit @whereintheworldis_carmen & @beautytranslatedpod!
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

sonono123 ,

Favorite new podcast

Beauty Translated is a master class in compassionate, insightful interviewing. Carmen is so good at asking the important questions, and her voice is very soothing. I learn something new with every episode.

ColdbrewABP ,

Loving this show and getting to know Carmen

Carmen, thank you for sharing your story and all of these stories. Everyone needs to listen to this show.

BrittanyAnnH ,

Enlightening

As a nurse in the south, I realized I could do a much better job at educating myself on the Trans experience to better advocate for my patients, leading me here. This podcast has been funny, educational, and has certainly made me tear up a time or two. Carmen has created a wonderful platform that anyone and everyone who wants to be a better human should listen to. Beautiful!

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