Harry Potter and the Sacred Text
Owl Post Edition: An Interview with Imara Jones!
This week, Vanessa and Matt are joined by fellow podcaster and award-winning journalist Imara Jones to discuss her work founding Translash Media, a cross-platform journalism, personal storytelling and narrative effort, which produces content to shift the current culture of hostility towards transgender people in the US.
Thanks to Barbara, Adeetee, Dasha, and our anonymous listener for their beautiful voicemail contributions. Next week we're reading Chapter 18, Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs, through the theme of Friendship.
A list of people, resources, and media Imara mentioned in the episode:
Chase Strangio - Lawyer with the ACLU
The Trevor Project - Accurate information on gender identity
Local orgs in your state working to fight anti-trans bills - for example TENT in Texas
Laverne Cox - actress
Sarah McBride - Delaware state senator
The historic Transgender District in San Francisco - the first legally recognized trans district in the world
The Equality Federation - for tracking anti-trans bills being introduced across the country
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