The Importance of Trans Travel
Lives at Stake: Imara Jones in Residence
Photo courtesy of the host
As summer vacation season begins, Journalist-in-Residence Imara Jones, founder and creator of TransLash, explores the importance of travel for trans and gender non-conforming communities.
The evening will include representatives from the trans travel movement, with practical advice on where to go and how to get there. The trans community, allies and those who wish to learn more are all welcome to join us to share experiences, insights, questions and celebrations.
Guests to be announced.
With the trans community in the U.S. at risk, in the headlines, and targeted by new policies at both the federal and state level, dialogue with the wider public is urgently needed.
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-winning journalist Imara Jones in The Greene Space at WNYC. Building off Jones’ storytelling project TransLash, these live gatherings will also highlight the resilience, creativity and artistry that are critical ingredients to trans life, showcasing trans creatives performing their craft.
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.
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.
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