On this week’s episode, hosts Tre’vell Anderson and Shar Jossell speak with actor, Brian Michael Smith.The star shares how he is now able to bring all sides of himself to the table as an actor. But first, our hosts discuss masc representation in media, or rather the lack thereof. With cis women actors playing transmasculine characters as the norm back in the day, like Hilary Swank in Boys Don’t Cry, our hosts discuss how this practice creates further confusion and harm into the trans conversation. Then later, we Pass The Mic to our everyday trans siblings and get a lesson on transmasculine activist and civil rights pioneer, Pauli Murray.
Over the course of this series, Tre’vell and Shar will be including the personal experiences of ‘everyday’ trans people. To that end, anyone in community who wishes to comment on or speak to issues brought up on the show, please share your thoughts with them. We’ve made it easy to record a message. Just click SpeakPipe.com/WeSeeEachOther and follow the very simple instructions. If you’d like to email Shar and Tre’vell, you can send any message to FANTI@maximumfun.org and put WSEO in the subject line.
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@vivalapalma (Producer, Palmira Muniz)
@swishswish (Senior Producer, Laura Swisher)
Music: Neverending Nina (IG @neverendingninanotes)
Producer: Palmira Muniz
Senior Producer: Laura Swisher
Laura Swisher is senior producer
Music: Never Ending Nina
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This podcast is supported by Critical Minded, an initiative to invest in cultural critics of color co founded by The Nathan Cummings Foundation and The Ford Foundation. It’s a production of Slayzhon and Maximum Fun!
About the show
“We See Each Other: The Podcast” is a limited series that explores the histories and present realities of trans visibility. Hosted by journalists Tre’vell Anderson and Shar Jossell, this podcast aims to have a different kind of conversation about the images of trans folks on-screen, breathing new life into “the discourse.” It’s based on Tre’vell’s debut book, “We See Each Other: A Black, Trans Journey Through TV and Film.”