Transcaster Radio is a bi-weekly podcast about trans life and all the things that go along with it. Your host Kayden Taylor will bring you something new each episode, with different guests.
Suicide and Suicide Prevention
Sophie Marie White, married with three kids, is a native of South Louisiana. She draws from her
varied experiences as a filmmaker, Director of Photography, Chiropractor, EMT, firefighter, race
car driver, and boxing promoter to inspire her acting. She began acting a little over a year ago
and since was cast in several feature films including Hummingbird and We All Think We Are
Special. Sophie was also cast in Tell Me Your Secrets and Chicago Med, in a guest-starring role,
for television. Sophie is a transgender female, and with her family, they are making their way through the
complicated transition process. She brings a unique voice that is extremely under-represented in
the film and television industry. The story Hummingbird is inspired by her transition process and
confronts suicide -- one of the most significant issues of the transgender community. Movies
often depict that once a transgender makes it to the point of reaching out for help, their struggle
is over. Her personal experience defies this stereotype, which is only the beginning of a much
longer and difficult process. To be honest, after her first reach out for help, things became more
intense and arduous. According to Sophie, “The first attempt can be a cry for help. The second is
a true attempt.” One of the biggest things that have helped her transition is sharing her stories and her struggles
with others. While each journey is different, most stories share many common themes. However,
the film community portrays the transgender female as a person wearing a dress. Her transition
has never been about a dress; it’s about how the world sees her and, most importantly, about
how she views herself. Her desire to share her journey will hopefully show others that there is
hope, and they are not alone. As always, love, light, and peace.
Transgender Life Coach
Christian is a certified life coach, a writer, photographer, and traveler. He works predominately with transgender individuals and parents of transgender children helping them to process and move forward on their journey in all stages of transition. He volunteers as a mentor at Out Youth in Austin, TX and in his free time enjoys road trips, music, astrology and blogging.
Vocal Training for Trans People
RJ Miller-Zelinko holds a Bachelor of Music in Education degree from Cornerstone University. He has over 10 years of professional musical experience as a music educator, performer and composer/arranger. He has traveled & performed as a soloist in over a dozen countries & enjoys sharing his vocal journey particularly with his fellow queer folk as a message of hope and positivity. He now works daily to inspire others to be their true & authentic selves and hopes that his journey can be a light for those who may think there is none.
Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health
Named by Book Riot as one of the six best books addressing healthcare system inequities, Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health is a collection of essays by 26 Queer activists from around the world and is the first book written by LGBT healthcare consumers to inform the healthcare system and make it work more equitably for all of us. The critically-acclaimed book is structured chronologically to take the reader on a journey through the major stages of life for LGBT people.
Queer Eye with Skyler Jay
Skyler Jay is a queer transgender activist, creative performer, and community keystone
with more than a decade of devoted influential work under his belt dating back to his
undergraduate time at the University of Georgia. In June of 2018, with the intention of bringing forth visibility for the Transmasculine community, Skyler shared his personal journey on Netflix’s Emmy award winning series, Queer
Eye. As the first Transgender person featured, he heartwarmingly entered households across
the globe, building a platform that he utilized to engage major news networks like NBC, NPR,
CBS and others to shed light onto the triumphs and struggles of being Transgender in America. You can follow his personal journey and keep up with his latest activism on instagram at @trans.ginger or visit his website at
https://skyler-jay-speaker.squarespace.com to review some of the latest press highlighting Skyler’s work in relation to transgender visibility, equality, and equity.
Abraham Dickison (he/him) is a Minneapolis, MN based entrepreneur, designer, and husband. A transman with a non-binary lean, because labels have never fit quite right, and overall queer person. Abraham is the owner of ABE Studios a design strategy agency that focuses on creating jobs with a compassion and understanding for the needs of trans folks, but really just jobs that allow employees to be people first. He is also the founder of Brave Bear, an organization that seeks to create opportunities to inspire moments of kindness and connection to strengthen the support circles of LGBTQ+ folks. Being a trans entrepreneur has been a struggle but he has learned that recognizing and having compassion for your challenges can take you a long way (and a bit of luck).
A great resource!
Representation and education are so important! I’m glad I found a podcast like this from within my community!
This is a great show especially for the trans community. It also helps people outside of the community learn more about how they can become allies. Keep it up Kayden!
More than just a podcast
Amazing guest speakers and great content about what is happening in the trans community and issues that surrounds it. A much needed platform for a community that’s often silenced from society. It’s more than just a podcast, it’s a community being built through conversations and resilience. Definitely worth a listen.