Transform: Beyond the Transition
Season 2 is a Wrap

Season 2 is a Wrap

February 5, 2019

We are wrapping up our second season and talking about what is next!  Over the next few months we will be working hard on some ambitious goals for season 3!  We will be back in your feed on June 11th, 2019 with some incredible new episodes.  During the break, we ask that you share the episodes you love most with folks in your life, follow us on social, and write a review for us.  We hope to come back in June with more amazing stories!  Thank you for your support thus far, we really do have the best listeners!

Please follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter and please subscribe or follow us on your favorite podcasting app. You can contact us at transformpod@gmail.com with questions or anything you would like to share with us - we do ask that you keep all correspondence respectful. And be sure to check out www.transformpod.com our new website!

Last but not least, a huge thank you to Skylar Kergil for the use of his beautiful song "Tell Me A Story" as the intro and outtro music for our podcast. You can find more information about Skylar and you can support his work at http://www.skylarkergil.com/

Ask a trans guy- The second Edition

Ask a trans guy- The second Edition

January 29, 2019

On today's podcast, we answer your questions!  Thank you all for sending your questions and trusting us to answer them!  We take on shot fatigue, how to react when someone comes out to you, how to talk to kids about gender and trans folks, and how dysphoria is different than just disliking your body. 

Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and please subscribe or follow us on your favorite podcasting app. You can contact us at transformpod@gmail.com with questions or anything you would like to share with us - we do ask that you keep all correspondence respectful. And be sure to check out www.transformpod.com our new website!

Last but not least, a huge thank you to Skylar Kergil for the use of his beautiful song "Tell Me A Story" as the intro and outtro music for our podcast. You can find more information about Skylar and you can support his work at http://www.skylarkergil.com/

Trans Mental Health and Prevention - Social Work as Super Power

Trans Mental Health and Prevention - Social Work as Super Power

January 15, 2019

This week's episode is with two incredible friends, community leaders, and super heroes aka social workers. We hope you enjoy this conversation about mental health and substance abuse prevention/suicide prevention for trans folks, what's its like to do that work, and so much more!

We hope you enjoy this week's episode! Remember to rate and review us on your podcasting app of choice!

Please follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pg/TransformPodand please subscribe or follow us on your favorite podcasting app. You can contact us at transformpod@gmail.com with questions or anything you would like to share with us - we do ask that you keep all correspondence respectful. And be sure to check out www.transformpod.com our new website!

Last but not least, a huge thank you to Skylar Kergil for the use of his beautiful song "Tell Me A Story" as the intro and outtro music for our podcast. You can find more information about Skylar and you can support his work at http://www.skylarkergil.com

Selfcare

Selfcare

January 8, 2019

The holidays are over, 2019 is here, and we are back in your ears! This week's episode is all about selfcare - a topic that may be of central importance after potentially spending time with folks through the holidays that may not be 100% supportive, on-board with your life, or in-line with your values. 

Selfcare means many things (listen to the episode to learn more about what we think about selfcare and trans folks in particular) - here are some additional resource that might be helpful.

Self-Care Strategies for Survival

Radical SelfCare

Trans Self-Care

Let's Queer Things Up - SelfCare

My Gender Affirming Self-Care Diary

We hope you enjoy this week's episode! Remember to rate and review us on your podcasting app of choice!

Please follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pg/TransformPodand please subscribe or follow us on your favorite podcasting app. You can contact us at transformpod@gmail.com with questions or anything you would like to share with us - we do ask that you keep all correspondence respectful. And be sure to check out www.transformpod.com our new website!

Last but not least, a huge thank you to Skylar Kergil for the use of his beautiful song "Tell Me A Story" as the intro and outtro music for our podcast. You can find more information about Skylar and you can support his work at http://www.skylarkergil.com

 

Religion and Faith

Religion and Faith

December 18, 2018

On Today’s episode, we are thrilled to get an opportunity to talk with M Barclay.  They are the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Enfleshed (https://enfleshed.com/) and the first openly nonbinary clergy of the United Methodist Church.  We talked about M’s journey to becoming clergy, how they understand God, where trans folks fit in religion, and making churches safe and welcoming for the LGBTQ community.  If you have ever thought about faith and how being trans fits with that, this is an interview you won’t want to miss.  This episode is also required listening for church members who want to be welcoming to trans folks.

If you are looking for a church that embraces the LGBTQ community, check out church clarity.  They do the work of scoring churches on how welcoming they are. https://www.churchclarity.org/scores

Please follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pg/TransformPod and please subscribe or follow us on your favorite podcasting app. You can contact us at transformpod@gmail.com with questions or anything you would like to share with us - we do ask that you keep all correspondence respectful. And be sure to check out www.transformpod.com our new website!

Last but not least, a huge thank you to Skylar Kergil for the use of his beautiful song "Tell Me A Story" as the intro and outtro music for our podcast. You can find more information about Skylar and you can support his work at http://www.skylarkergil.com

Internalized Transphobia Part 2

Internalized Transphobia Part 2

December 11, 2018

We’re back with the second and final part of our episodes on internalized transphobia. This week we focus on what we have each done to work on our own internalized transphobia, some suggests for ways to start working on it, and an important ally moment.

In the episode Sam offers up Dr. Brené Brown's TED talk as a great place to start, so I went to include a link to that TED talk – and two TED talks came up, so I’ve linked to them both below. I think he was referencing the first one in this episode, but they both look important and so it can’t hurt to have links to both (clearly, I have yet to listen to this talk, but I will during my holiday vacation).

https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_listening_to_shame?language=en&utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare

https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability?language=en&utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare

Please follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pg/TransformPod and please subscribe or follow us on your favorite podcasting app. You can contact us at transformpod@gmail.com with questions or anything you would like to share with us - we do ask that you keep all correspondence respectful. And be sure to check out www.transformpod.com our new website!

Last but not least, a huge thank you to Skylar Kergil for the use of his beautiful song "Tell Me A Story" as the intro and outtro music for our podcast. You can find more information about Skylar and you can support his work at http://www.skylarkergil.com

Internalized Transphobia Part 1

Internalized Transphobia Part 1

December 3, 2018

Internalized transphobia is a subject rarely discussed in the Trans community, but is a subject critical to understanding the ways that shame and social expectations, and the ways we have soaked those up (whether we want to or not) have an impact on our lives. This is the first in a two part episode, ‘cause there’s a lot to cover!

Here are a few articles about internalized transphobia that might be helpful to checkout.

https://tgmentalhealth.com/2011/03/25/internalized-trans-phobia/

https://transsubstantiation.com/pride-with-prejudice-2d73dd9dce28

Stay tuned for the second half of this episode on December 11th, 2018.

Please follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pg/TransformPod and please subscribe or follow us on your favorite podcasting app. You can contact us at transformpod@gmail.com with questions or anything you would like to share with us - we do ask that you keep all correspondence respectful. And be sure to check out www.transformpod.com our new website!

Last but not least, a huge thank you to Skylar Kergil for the use of his beautiful song "Tell Me A Story" as the intro and outtro music for our podcast. You can find more information about Skylar and you can support his work at http://www.skylarkergil.com

Send Us Your Questions - Mid-Season Break

Send Us Your Questions - Mid-Season Break

November 26, 2018

This fall is flyin' by and we need a minute to get caught up after the election and recent holidays. We'll be back in your feed with a 2 part episode next week. In the mean time, please send us the questions you've always wanted to ask, questions you think others would learn from, and questions you've been asked about being trans and need some answers for - you can submit your questions here: https://goo.gl/forms/j8zpctKbPT8b6CDQ2

Please follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pg/TransformPod and please subscribe or follow us on your favorite podcasting app. You can contact us at transformpod@gmail.com with questions or anything you would like to share with us - we do ask that you keep all correspondence respectful. And be sure to check out www.transformpod.com our new website!

Last but not least, a huge thank you to Skylar Kergil for the use of his beautiful song "Tell Me A Story" as the intro and outtro music for our podcast. You can find more information about Skylar and you can support his work at http://www.skylarkergil.com

Transgender Day of Remembrance - What it is and Why it is Important

Transgender Day of Remembrance - What it is and Why it is Important

November 20, 2018

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) takes place every November 20th. It is the day when the trans community memorializes those we have lost to violence, discrimination, neglect - to all forms of anti-trans violence over the past year. In this episode we explore the history of TDOR, what it has become over the years, and why this day is so important to the Trans, LGBTQ, and other social movements. 

For trans folks today can be difficult and emotional. Please remember to reach out if you need support to those you are close to or to the Trans Lifeline. 

You can view the 2018 TDOR list of names here:https://tdor.info

The lists from 2007 to 2018 are available on the TDOR website. The original website, the Remembering Our Dead Web Project has been saved here: http://braided-web.net/remember.html

Please follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pg/TransformPod and please subscribe or follow us on your favorite podcasting app. You can contact us at transformpod@gmail.com with questions or anything you would like to share with us - we do ask that you keep all correspondence respectful. And be sure to check out www.transformpod.com our new website!

Last but not least, a huge thank you to Skylar Kergil for the use of his beautiful song "Tell Me A Story" as the intro and outtro music for our podcast. You can find more information about Skylar and you can support his work at http://www.skylarkergil.com

 

 

An Epic Love Story with Ben and Parris

An Epic Love Story with Ben and Parris

November 13, 2018

Ben and Parris tell us their love story; from their beginnings working in a restaurant together, to co-parenting, getting sober, transition, and their wedding this month! Theirs is a story of loving one another through all of life's twists and turns and choosing one another each day.  We are so appreciative to them for sharing so openly!

Please follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pg/TransformPod and please subscribe or follow us on your favorite podcasting app. You can contact us at transformpod@gmail.com with questions or anything you would like to share with us - we do ask that you keep all correspondence respectful. And be sure to check out www.transformpod.com our new website!

Last but not least, a huge thank you to Skylar Kergil for the use of his beautiful song "Tell Me A Story" as the intro and outtro music for our podcast. You can find more information about Skylar and you can support his work at http://www.skylarkergil.com

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