2022 will go down in history for the number of anti-trans bills introduced into state legislatures. Over 300 bills banning books, medical treatment, even access to the bathroom, have been introduced so far.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court seems poised to overturn Roe vs. Wade, allowing states to ban abortion. As extremists crank up the volume of hate on trans people, especially trans women of color, activists and everyday people are facing an onslaught of violence.
Todays guest, Imara Jones, has been featured on the cover of Time Magazine and POLITICO’s 2021 Recast Power List. She’s the producer of a podcast mini-series called The Anti-Trans Hate Machine: A Plot Against Equality and the creator of TransLash Media, a cross-platform journalism, personal storytelling, and narrative project, which seeks to shift the culture, create empathy and save trans lives. In this episode, Laura asks her what impacts these restrictions and increased control have on all of us.