70 episodes

"Right now, trans people face the unprecedented combination of political, social and physical violence--to the extent that when stories are told about our community, it is often through the lens of this violence,” says Imara Jones, host and creator of TransLash Podcast, Apple Podcasts’ Spotlight show for August 2022. “But the truth is that our lives are defined by so much more beyond hate. In almost every area of society, trans people are innovating, creating new futures and thriving--and this is the story I want to tell.”Jones first made an impact in a 2018 online docuseries about her transition and life and four years later, the podcast is just one part of TransLash Media, a fast-growing platform and nonprofit organization telling stories and reflecting the culture through a trans perspective. With new episodes twice a month, Jones delivers illuminating discussions with guests from the trans community as well as allies to help create a fairer world for all. 
 
Each episode also starts with a segment that highlights a moment of joy to add a bit of levity to some of the heavier topics she covers. “We showcase the fundamental hope and joy which propels our community forward,” she says. “If you care about and want to understand trans people at this moment, we have evolved into essential listening both for our community and those outside of it.”
 
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. 
 
Produced by TransLash Media.
Digital strategy by Daniela Capistrano.
Music: Ben Draghi and also courtesy of ZZK records.
Learn more: www.translash.org/podcast

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TransLash Podcast with Imara Jones TransLash Media

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 293 Ratings

"Right now, trans people face the unprecedented combination of political, social and physical violence--to the extent that when stories are told about our community, it is often through the lens of this violence,” says Imara Jones, host and creator of TransLash Podcast, Apple Podcasts’ Spotlight show for August 2022. “But the truth is that our lives are defined by so much more beyond hate. In almost every area of society, trans people are innovating, creating new futures and thriving--and this is the story I want to tell.”Jones first made an impact in a 2018 online docuseries about her transition and life and four years later, the podcast is just one part of TransLash Media, a fast-growing platform and nonprofit organization telling stories and reflecting the culture through a trans perspective. With new episodes twice a month, Jones delivers illuminating discussions with guests from the trans community as well as allies to help create a fairer world for all. 
 
Each episode also starts with a segment that highlights a moment of joy to add a bit of levity to some of the heavier topics she covers. “We showcase the fundamental hope and joy which propels our community forward,” she says. “If you care about and want to understand trans people at this moment, we have evolved into essential listening both for our community and those outside of it.”
 
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. 
 
Produced by TransLash Media.
Digital strategy by Daniela Capistrano.
Music: Ben Draghi and also courtesy of ZZK records.
Learn more: www.translash.org/podcast

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    Trans Politics 2023

    Trans Politics 2023

    Imara examines trans political representation and policy on the state and local level. First she talks to Montana State Representative Zooey Zephyr about her historic win as the state’s first out trans representative. They discuss her community-based campaign strategies, how she thinks about working from within the system and across the aisle, and her hopes to win hearts, minds, and policy. Next, Imara chats with activist and Pennsylvania gubernatorial commission co-vice chair, Ciora Thomas. She highlights the need for Black trans leadership in Pittsburgh and discusses her work on issues like the housing crisis within shifting political party agendas.
    Follow TransLash Media @translashmedia on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
    Follow Imara Jones on Twitter (@ImaraJones) and Instagram (@Imara_jones_)
    Zooey Zephyr: Twitter (@ZoAndBehold) Instagram (@zoandbehold)
    Ciora Thomas: Twitter (@CioraThomas) Instagram (@therealciora)
    TransLash Podcast is produced by Translash Media.
    Translash Team: Imara Jones, Oliver-Ash Kleine, Aubrey Calaway. 
    Xander Adams is our sound engineer and contributing producer.
    Digital strategy by Daniela Capistrano.
    Music: Ben Draghi and ZZK records.


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    • 46 min
    MLK Day Replay: A New Black Trans Civil Rights Agenda

    MLK Day Replay: A New Black Trans Civil Rights Agenda

    In this episode replay from 2022, Imara discusses how the idea of Black civil rights has been reduced to the idea of changes in specific laws. But the civil rights movement also included the ideas of what we now call Black liberation: a specific revisioning of what our society should look like steeped in racial justice. Consequently we can see that the civil rights movement never totally succeeded and has a tremendous amount of unfinished business that we live out every single day. 
    That’s why we wanted to talk with Black trans leaders about what a new agenda for Black civil rights should look like. Our first guest, Qween Jean, is the founder of Black Trans Liberation. She’s an activist and artist who’s critical work centers Black trans people in the fight for racial equity. Then Imara talks to Kayla Gore, the co-founder of My Sistah’s House, a fully fledged aid and advocate organization that started as an emergency shelter with 8 beds.
    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!
    Qween Jean: Instagram (@qween_jean)
    Kayla Gore: Instagram (@ms_kaylagore)
    THORN: Instagram (@thornselfdefense)
     
    TransLash Podcast is produced by Translash Media.
    Translash Team: Imara Jones, Oliver-Ash Kleine, Aubrey Calaway. 
    Xander Adams is our sound engineer and contributing producer.
    Digital strategy by Daniela Capistrano.
    Music: Ben Draghi and ZZK records.


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    • 45 min
    TransLash 2022 Rewind

    TransLash 2022 Rewind

    Imara takes a look back at another year of the TransLash Podcast. She shares highlights from some of the most informative and inspiring episodes of 2022, including her conversation about trans motherhood, mutual aid, monkey pox, online hate and trans sex with Ceyenne Dorshow, Asanni Armon, Sydney Bauer, Ze R, Dr. Asa Radix and Dr. Elle Lett. 
    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!
    Ceyenne Doroshow: Instagram (@doroshow)
    Asanni Armon: Twitter (@AsanniArmon) and Instagram (@asanniarmon) 
    Dr. Asa Radix: Twitter (@AsaRadix) 
    Dr. Elle Lett: Twitter (@ElleLettMDPhD) and Instagram (@madblqscientist)
    Sydney Bauer: Twitter (@femme_thoughts)
    Ze R: Instagram (@ze.royale)
     
    TransLash Podcast is produced by Translash Media.
    The TransLash Team includes Imara Jones, Oliver-Ash Kleine, and Aubrey Calaway. 
    Xander Adams is our sound engineer and contributing producer.
    Digital strategy by Daniela Capistrano.
    Music: Ben Draghi and ZZK records. 

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    • 40 min
    TransLash Preview: Non-Binary Entrepreneurship

    TransLash Preview: Non-Binary Entrepreneurship

    Imara shares the trailer for Non-Binary Entrepreneurship with Daniela Capistrano, a new podcast coming spring 2023. On this intersectional podcast, DCAP Media founder and TransLash digital strategist Daniela “Dani” Capistrano applies a non-binary lens to startup ecosystems, unpacking the ways that transgender and cisgender founders innovate and collaborate.
    Sign-up for the Non-Binary Entrepreneurship newsletter to find out when the show drops here: https://nonbinaryentrepreneur.com/

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    • 2 min
    Happy Trans Holidays

    Happy Trans Holidays

    We’re celebrating the holidays with trans hope and cheer! First, Imara talks with designer and entrepreneur Mars Wright about his streetwear brand Life on Mars. He reflects on the journey to starting his own business, the importance of making trans joy visible through clothing, and the beauty of trans spirituality. Next, Imara is joined by tech journalist and #letters4transkids creator, Ina Fried. She shares the story of her viral social media campaign, and why she’s standing up to support trans youth.
    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!
    Shoog McDaniel: Instagram (@shooglet) 
    Mars Wright: Instagram (@mars.wright)
    Ina Fried: Twitter (@inafried)
     
    TransLash Podcast is produced by Translash Media.
    The TransLash Team includes Imara Jones, Oliver-Ash Kleine, and Aubrey Calaway. 
    Xander Adams is our sound engineer and contributing producer.
    Digital strategy by Daniela Capistrano.
    Music: Ben Draghi and ZZK records. 
    Additional music credits: Basixx, Guustavv, [ocean jams], and Jobii

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    • 48 min
    Trans World AIDS Day

    Trans World AIDS Day

     This World AIDS Day, Imara reflects on the millions of lives lost to HIV-related illness and the ongoing fight against this epidemic within the trans community. First, she speaks to HIV health equity leader Tori Cooper about her decades of advocacy for more inclusive and effective policy. They discuss her early experiences with HIV in the 1970’s, her recent groundbreaking appointment to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) and strategies for an effective end to HIV. Next, Imara is joined by actor and business owner Ja’Mel Ashely Ware who shares his approach to increasing visibility for HIV-positive transmasc people and fighting stigma through entrepreneurial education.  
     
    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!
    Trans Latin@ Coalition: Instagram (@translatinacoalition) and Twitter (@TransLatina_C)
    Tori Cooper: Instagram (@mstoricooper) and Twitter (@MsToriCooper1)
    Ja’Mel Ashely Ware: Instagram (@sirjamelashely) and Twitter (@sirjamelashely) 
     
    TransLash Podcast is produced by Translash Media.
    Translash Team: Imara Jones, Oliver-Ash Kleine, Aubrey Calaway. Our intern is Mirana Munson-Burke.
    Xander Adams is our sound engineer and contributing producer.
    Digital strategy by Daniela Capistrano.
    Music: Ben Draghi and ZZK records. 

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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
293 Ratings

293 Ratings

fussymint ,

Shining light

TransLash is a comfort when there is only bad news on the cable networks. Personal storytelling and visibility is so important. I'm so happy to have LGBTQ+ centered media

BobbyFLL ,

Highly recommended listening

This is a wonderful podcast that I consider to be required listening. Imara Jones is a talented journalist and an insightful interviewer and the podcast is always compelling. I especially enjoy the trans joy segment which always highlights something postive going on in today's word. I highly recommend giving this a listen!

fibisawesome ,

Smart analysis from trans journalists

I am a cis mom of a trans daughter and a non-binary kid, and it’s been hard to watch how many mainstream outlets report from a cisnormative bias, so I really appreciate this access to more knowledgeable and thoughtful coverage of topics relating to our community. Imara Jones is incredibly smart and incisive.

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