Media representations of trans people are s l o w l y improving, from pathologizing and total invisibility to roles that emphasize tragedy and hardship; we’re hopefully headed towards more well-rounded, realistic depictions.
In an effort to add to the growing voices of real life trans people, this episode is devoted to one woman’s story of discovery and evolution. Madelyn, is a young Midwestern listener of the show who has, over the last few years, transitioned genders. She offered to share her story: from the crystalizing of her identity, to the minutia of finding a new wardrobe and getting a new driver’s license. It’s a great conversation with a sharp, sweet, funny regular person who is bravely letting us into her life.