18 episodes

Welcome to BEING: reality TV for your ears. This season, it’s BEING Trans. Over the course of the season, you’ll meet Jeffrey, a transgender man and standup comic navigating a relationship with his partner, Emma. You’ll meet Mariana, a trans woman from Guatemala who is tackling tough issues at a local LGBTQ center along with her coworker Kadence. You’ll meet Chloe, who’s new to Los Angeles, and new to dating as a trans woman. And you’ll meet Sy, who’s figuring out their relationship and family dynamics with their husband Robert since coming out as trans non-binary. Over the season, you'll get to experience what it’s like BEING trans. From Lemonada Media’s BEING Studios: This is audio reality. This is BEING Trans. BEING Trans is brought to you with generous support from Marguerite Casey Foundation and Well Being Trust. From BEING Studios Audio Reality™.

BEING Trans Lemonada

    • Society & Culture
    • 3.7 • 595 Ratings

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Welcome to BEING: reality TV for your ears. This season, it’s BEING Trans. Over the course of the season, you’ll meet Jeffrey, a transgender man and standup comic navigating a relationship with his partner, Emma. You’ll meet Mariana, a trans woman from Guatemala who is tackling tough issues at a local LGBTQ center along with her coworker Kadence. You’ll meet Chloe, who’s new to Los Angeles, and new to dating as a trans woman. And you’ll meet Sy, who’s figuring out their relationship and family dynamics with their husband Robert since coming out as trans non-binary. Over the season, you'll get to experience what it’s like BEING trans. From Lemonada Media’s BEING Studios: This is audio reality. This is BEING Trans. BEING Trans is brought to you with generous support from Marguerite Casey Foundation and Well Being Trust. From BEING Studios Audio Reality™.

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    1: Let’s Get This Out of the Way

    1: Let’s Get This Out of the Way

    This week, we meet Sy, a nonbinary transgender legal assistant in Los Angeles. They transitioned after marrying their husband, Robert, and having a baby. While things seem great on the surface, Sy confesses they've been putting off having a tough conversation with Robert about their transition and how it might affect their romantic relationship. And speaking of putting things off ... this week, we also meet Jeff, a trans man and comedian who has been procrastinating about taking his hormone shots. He's been avoiding talking to a doctor about it, but he soon learns he may have put his body at great risk.

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    • 51 min
    2: We Love Awkward

    2: We Love Awkward

    Chloe is a trans woman who recently transitioned and is very inexperienced with dating, so much so that she's not even sure about her sexuality but is hoping to change all of that in LA. Jeff has spent years working as a stand-up comic on the road doing various college circuit gigs and is ready to walk away from the intense grind his work demands of him, however this career move is an emotional hurdle that Jeff can't easily overcome. 

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    • 47 min
    3: You Couldn't Pay Me to Go Back There

    3: You Couldn't Pay Me to Go Back There

    This week, our cast tries to reconcile some old ghosts of the past with the future they are working hard to build. Mariana moved to the United States from Guatemala to seek asylum after dealing with hate crimes and anti-trans sentiment there, but a visit back home dredges up old wounds and fears that she attempts to overcome. And back in Los Angeles... Chloe played football through most of her life prior to transitioning and almost went on to coach at the collegiate level. She's looking for a way to reconnect with the sport but is struggling with the masculine image of football and how it might set back her quest to be fully accepted as a woman. 

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    • 46 min
    4: Dreaming of Kids and Costco Memberships

    4: Dreaming of Kids and Costco Memberships

    This week's episode is all about the joys and heartbreak of parenting. Sy struggles to navigate life as a transgender parent and worries how some of their parenting decisions may affect their child. They also realize that in order to move forward, they need to have a tough conversation with their own father. Chloe has always wanted to have a family and thought that she had permanently closed the door on having biological children after she transitioned, but learns this may not be the case, causing her to face a difficult dilemma.

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    • 48 min
    5: Jumping Into the Deep End

    5: Jumping Into the Deep End

    This week, both Chloe and Jeff confront one of the trickiest parts of transitioning: how to feel most comfortable in their own skin, and how to change their bodies -- if at all. Chloe is on the eve of facial feminization surgery, but a family health crisis at home in New York has her questioning whether she can stay in LA long term -- and whether she will have to face her recovery alone. Jeff heads to a pool party with Sy and some friends, where the discomfort he faces being in a swimsuit prompts him to revisit the idea of top surgery. 

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    • 46 min
    6: Here We Are

    6: Here We Are

    This week, our cast focuses on self-reflection, and also learns that recovering might be only the beginning of a long journey. Chloe recovers from her facial feminization surgery, which is physically grueling, at a time when she is also faced with a tough emotional decision over whether or not to move back to New York. Meanwhile, Jeff lands a new job on his way to achieving his dream of being a TV writer, but it sparks some concern about what it might mean for his relationship with his partner Emma, as the couple is already dealing with long-distance dating and the aftermath of Jeff's recovery from alcohol addiction. Finally, Mariana celebrates her birthday, but also confronts the feeling that she's losing herself to her job. 

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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
595 Ratings

595 Ratings

hopefuljoe ,

Satisfying listen for any podcast fan!

Thought this show was really well done. Actually feels like a reality show… but about a topic that matters and everyone could learn from. Thoroughly enjoyed!

JD_FK ,

Amazing...

More narcissism than one should be exposed to

DMadland ,

I wish there was more!

I loved this podcast SO much, Mariana is my favorite, I wish the series would continue! I’m thankful to all of them for sharing their stories.

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