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Lives at Stake: Imara Jones in Residence

Thursday December 17 2020 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm ET
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In-person event

Photo courtesy of the host


The holiday season is upon us, and Journalist-in-Residence Imara Jones is here with trans-led businesses and shops where you can get your gifts and more. Imara will be joined by entrepreneurs Armani DaeJayla Roxx and Devin-Norelle to discuss the path towards starting one’s own business and the importance of shopping ethically and supporting trans-led businesses when holiday shopping.

Lives at Stake is a series of frank conversations by and for trans people about the issues affecting their communities, hosted by Emmy and Peabody Award winner Imara Jones, The Greene Space’s first-ever Journalist-in-Residence. Building off Jones’ storytelling project TransLash, these online gatherings will also highlight the resilience, creativity and artistry that are critical ingredients to trans life, showcasing trans creatives performing their craft.

ASL interpretation will be available during the show.

The trans community, allies and those who wish to learn more are all welcome to join us to share experiences, insights, questions and celebrations by tweeting @TheGreeneSpace and using the hashtags #translash #livesatstake.

Leadership support for The Greene Space’s Artist-in-Residence program is provided by:


An Emmy and Peabody Award winner, Imara Jones’ work has appeared in The Guardian, The Nation, BBC News, Mic, The Grio, Salon, and The Root, as well as broadcast on MSNBC, CNBC, PBS, NPR, BBC, and The Takeaway. She is the creator of TransLash, a cross-platform media journalism and personal story project which produces content to end the culture of hostility and save trans lives. Imara previously held economic policy positions in the Clinton White House and was named a 2018 Champion of Pride by The Advocate. She is currently a Soros Equality Fellow.

Lives at Stake is a new monthly IRL & livestream/virtual event series at The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR featuring frank and urgent conversations by and for trans people about issues affecting their communities this Election Season and beyond, produced in partnership with TransLash Media.

TransLash tells trans stories to save trans lives during this pivotal moment in history.  Beginning in 2018 as a series of video shorts which focus on what it is like to be trans–-especially a trans person of color–-at a time of social backlash, it has evolved into a cross-platform media effort led by founder and creator Imara Jones.

Through the lens of journalism and personal narrative, TransLash creates and curates  content, events, and resources in collaboration with our partners, as well as in community with trans individuals and allies. Through our work we center the humanity of the most marginalized of the marginalized.

Find out more at www.translash.org.

Credit: Photo provided by guest

At 30 years old Armani is a Jamaican-American, Artist/Creator (Photographer, Painter, Actor), Author and Mentor among many other things. He is a creative, traveling, freelance artist born & raised in  Philadelphia, PA (currently living in NYC). From photography to pouring positive energy into others Armani prides himself on creating  natural, raw and uncut art work that speaks volume.

Credit: Photo provided by guest

Television personality, Jayla Roxx, emerges into the world head first with her go getting attitude and stunning beauty! Born and raised in Atlanta, Jayla has always been into theatre arts and entertainment. At the age of 16, Jayla hosted her own radio show which would spring forth her ambitions to make it big time. After years of ups and downs, she landed her major television debut on CBS’ Undercover Boss in which she won the grand prize from the LGBT hot spot Hamburger Marys , as she was a performer and choreographer there. Since then, she has worked with big names such as Robin Antin and The Pussycat Dolls, Fantasia Barrino and various drag performers from VH1s Rupaul’s Drag Race. Jayla Roxx is also the owner of the trending beauty product BatMe! Cosmetics that represents individuality in every way. Whenever she’s not working behind the scenes, she’s a weekly television host on E!’s Maria Menounos and Keven Undergaro‘s platform AfterBuzz TV alongside a great panel giving us all things pop culture. Jayla Roxx doesn’t plan to slow down any time soon and the stars are within reach with this inspiring individual.

Credit: Photo provided by guest

Devin-Norelle is a nonbinary model, advocate, and writer. Ze has written for Teen Vogue, Allure, them, GQ, and Out magazine. Born in Harlem, Devin recently walked in the New York Fashion Week show for Chromat and has modeled for Bonobos’ Pride Campaign.

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