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With anti-trans violence and political backlash at all-time highs, award-winning journalist Imara Jones hosts the TransLash podcast, where trans people and allies talk back about what matters most and discuss how to create a fairer world for all.

TransLash Podcast with Imara Jones TransLash Media

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 158 Ratings

With anti-trans violence and political backlash at all-time highs, award-winning journalist Imara Jones hosts the TransLash podcast, where trans people and allies talk back about what matters most and discuss how to create a fairer world for all.

    A Coordinated Attack on Trans Youth

    A Coordinated Attack on Trans Youth

    In episode 2 of 4 of The Anti-Trans Hate Machine mini-series, we investigate and uncover the forces and organizations responsible for the reinforcement of bills meant to ban trans youth from access to life-saving and equal healthcare - starting specifically with Alabama’s SB 219 (2020) - Prohibits Gender Affirming Care Bill. We hear from some of the youth and parents affected by these bills, and learn about their choices to fight back, despite the hardships it brings to do so. 


    You can connect with us on social media!
    Follow TransLash Media @translashmedia on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
    Follow Imara Jones on Twitter (@imarajones) and Instagram (@imara_jones_)


    Follow our guests on social media: 
    Anne Nelson: @anelsona (Twitter)
    Dr. Shauna Lawlis: @smlawlis (Instagram)
    Garry Smith: @garryrsmith (Instagram) @garryrsmith (Twitter)
    Margaret Huang: @margaret.huang.usa (Instagram) @margaretlhuang (Twitter)
    Phineas Fleming-Smith: @sarcastic_entity (Instagram)
    Rep. Jacob Rosecrants: @reprosecrants (Instagram) @jacobrosecrants (Twitter)
    Tony Perkins: @tperkins (Twitter)


    Organizations mentioned in this episode: 
    Family Research Council: @frcdc (Instagram) @frcdc (Twitter)
    Family Policy Alliance: @family_policy (Instagram) @family_policy (Twitter) 
    Focus on the Family: @focusonthefamliy (Instagram) @focusfamily (Twitter)
    Southern Poverty Law Center:@splcenter (Instagram) @splcenter (Twitter)
    The Trevor Project: @trevorproject (Instagram) @trevorproject (Twitter)


    Podcast Credits: Executive Producer and host, Imara Jones; Oliver-Ash Kleine is Senior Producer. 
    Tiler Wilson, Annie Ning and Ruby Fludzinski are our Associate Producers. Sydney Bauer is our Researcher. Audrey Quinn edited this series. Sound design and mixing by Alexander Charles Adams. Montana Thomas is our production coordinator. Audio engineering and production from Jaye McAuliffe. Sound editing and production from Callie Wright. Gillian Branstetter handles PR with additional support from Elle Communications. Digital strategy by Daniela Capistrano of DCAP MEDIA. Social media & production assistance by Yannick Eike Mirko. Justin Kloczko is our fact-checker. And our intern is Jordan Mirana.
    The music you heard was composed by Ben Draghi and also courtesy ZZK Records
     
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    • 38 min
    It's Not Really About Sports

    It's Not Really About Sports

    In the opening episode for TransLash Media’s riveting new mini-series, our trusted award-winning journalist Imara Jones introduces us to a key component of the anti-trans hate machine through a historic case: Hecox v. Little. She walks us through the introduction to HB 500, the law that made Idaho the first state to ban transgender athletes participating in sports, and the investigation that quickly followed suit. We hear from aspiring college athlete Lindsay Hecox, as well as Ritchie Eppink, the Legal Director of the ACLU of Idaho, and Chase Strangio, Deputy Director for Transgender Justice, who aided her through her case. And Imara receives an unexpected surprise when Idaho Representative Barbara Ehardt, the sponsor of the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act (HB 500), takes her call. In the end we learn about the organization behind these bills, a far-right group called Alliance Defending Freedom.


    You can connect with us on social media!
    Follow TransLash Media @translashmedia on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
    Follow Imara Jones on Twitter (@imarajones) and Instagram (@imara_jones_)


    Follow our guests on social media: 
    Ritchie Eppink: @eppink (Twitter)
    Chase Strangio: @chasestrangio (Instagram) @chasestrangio (Twitter)




    Podcast Credits: Executive Producer and host, Imara Jones; Oliver-Ash Kleine is Senior Producer. 
    Tiler Wilson, Annie Ning and Ruby Fludzinski are our Associate Producers. Sydney Bauer is our Researcher. Audrey Quinn edited this series. Sound design and mixing by Alexander Charles Adams. Montana Thomas is our production coordinator. Audio engineering and production from Jaye McAuliffe. Sound editing and production from Callie Wright. Gillian Branstetter handles PR with additional support from Elle Communications. Digital strategy by Daniela Capistrano of DCAP MEDIA. Social media & production assistance by Yannick Eike Mirko. Justin Kloczko is our fact-checker. And our intern is Jordan Mirana.
    The music you heard was composed by Ben Draghi and also courtesy ZZK Records
     
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    • 40 min
    TransLash Presents: Gender Reveal

    TransLash Presents: Gender Reveal

    This week, Imara shares another podcast TransLash listeners are sure to love: Gender Reveal.


    In the Season 6 premiere, we speak with Imara Jones (she/her), founder of TransLash Media and host of the TransLash Podcast.


    Topics include:


    Why trans rights are the secret to defeating patriarchy
    How to be a better ally to Black trans people
    Why trans folks are essential leaders for building better futures
    The saga of Imara’s open letter to BET
    Plus: we're angry about needing to be angry
     
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Anti-Trans Hate Machine: A Plot Against Equality - Trailer

    The Anti-Trans Hate Machine: A Plot Against Equality - Trailer

    Amid a record-setting year of anti-transgender legislation, TransLash Media presents our new limited-series podcast, The Anti-Trans Hate Machine. This four-part program takes us behind the curtain of the dark money, right wing organizations, radical figures and extreme ideology driving the anti-trans backlash across the country. We expose a highly-organized political apparatus, which makes the future potentially darker for everyone. To do so, we center the voices and stories of trans people, as well as their families, who are victimized by this hostile movement with our award-winning journalist Imara Jones guiding us along the way.
     
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    • 3 min
    TransLash Presents: Transcripts

    TransLash Presents: Transcripts

    This week, Imara shares another podcast TransLash listeners are sure to love: Transcripts.


    All over the South, trans people are fighting to make their homes welcome for all. Even when finding home, or even finding a place to stay, hasn’t always been easy. Plus, there's a new interview with Kayla Gore, Co-Founder of the Memphis-based organization My Sistah's House.


    With Aurora Higgs (Richmond, VA), Jay Corprew (Virginia Beach, VA), Toni-Michelle Williams (Atlanta, GA), Kya Concepcion (Marietta, GA), and Mariah Moore (New Orleans, LA).


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    • 40 min
    Trans Motherhood

    Trans Motherhood

    In this week’s episode, Imara welcomes incredible activists and mothers on to the show to commemorate the celebration of Mother’s Day on May 9th. Imara is first joined by Terri Edmonds, mother of Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells. Terri talks with us about her daughter’s light, how she was portrayed in the media after her death, and the last thing they spoke about.


    Then she’s joined by LaSaia Wade, Founder and Executive Director of the Brave Space Alliance, the first Black and trans led LGBTQ+ center on the South Side of Chicago. The two come together for a conversation about entering motherhood, how parenting is different for trans parents, what being a mom has meant for her activism, and more. 




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    You can connect with us on social media!
    Follow TransLash Media @translashmedia on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
    Follow Imara Jones on Twitter (@imarajones) and Instagram (@imara_jones_)


    Follow our guests on social media!
    LaSaia Wade: @lasaia_wade (Instagram) @lasaiawade (Twitter)






    Translash Team: Imara Jones, Oliver-Ash Kleine, Montana Thomas, and Yannick Eike Mirko. Our intern is Mirana Munson-Burke.
    Alexander Charles Adams does the sound editing for our show. Jaye McAuliffe helped produce this week's episode.
    Digital strategy by Daniela Capistrano.
    Music: Ben Draghi and also courtesy of ZZK records. 
     
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
158 Ratings

158 Ratings

Blueskies_243 ,

Transformative and informative

This podcast, specifically the episode on the rise in Anti-trans bills this year, woke me to my own self hatred. I would see examples of younger and younger generations come out, the world praise, or degrade them, and I would sit on the line, feeling pulled in both directions. It’s because I saw myself in them at that age and a part of me still hated that child. Hearing them testify to their existence & hearing the baseless opposition healed the portrait of self hatred I had painted as a child. It has given me the power to reflect my transness as a child and love it. It has validated my experience with Transness as a child, specifically how I viewed gender norms and had to develop my own vocabulary to describe myself. It has awoken a fight in me. The Trans youth need us to support them greater, especially Black Trans youth. Hearing the Trans youth speak with so much more awareness of themselves and wider understanding from family and community… it’s due in large part to the work that you do and the work that has been done by Black Trans women. So, I thank you for that ability to love myself deeper and teaching others to do the same. That inspiration for self exploration and to love what is found is a profound gift. It is love itself.

Yoda4u ,

i LOVE this podcast

y’all, this podcast is EVERYTHING! i learn so much from each episode & can’t get enough of Imara’s love & wisdom. i will never stop listening & recommending. much love to the Translash Team!!

Amber DFW_Girl ,

Amazing

I heard my 1st episode after learning about the pod on NPR On The Media. This is so eye-opening & informative of real stories of us who are transgender.

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