Transgender people have been around for a long time, but only recently have they begun to find more public visibility. With that visibility, more trans individuals are finding the strength in themselves to come out. So, what is transgender? In the first episode of Translation, we take a broad look at the fundamentals of the transgender and gender-variant experience. Whether someone is questioning their own gender identity, or if they know someone who is transgender, this episode will give an introduction into the vast and unique world of trans* people.
This episode begins by looking at the definition of transgender, as well as the various categories that fall under the larger trans* umbrella. It also addresses the difference between transgender and drag, along with the connection between the two. We then answer the question how someone knows whether or not they are transgender, encouraging seeing a therapist if that question does arise. If the question is yes, what happens then? We take a broad look at what happens once someone comes out to family and friends. How does the world change when a person accepts their true gender identity?
Trigger warning: This podcast contains dialogue about labeling, as well as mentions misgendering, transphobia, violence and suicide. Please take this into account and listen at your discretion.