Owl Post Edition: An Interview with Imara Jones!

Book 4 HPST Series 2

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.

Listen to Imara on the Translash podcast here, and the Anti-Trans Hate Machine podcast here.

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

Janet Mock - author and creator of Pose

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