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“In the Life” Media aims to expose social injustice by chronicling the true stories and real experiences of LGBTQ people and they’ve done great work for the transgender community, most notably their show Becoming Me, which trailed eight families with transgender and gender nonconforming children and attempted to “elevate the discussion” past “spectacle” level into the “honest and helpful” level.
“After Top Model, I went and did all these interviews. People are still asking the same Trans 101 questions,” Isis recalls. “‘What was your name? How old were you when you felt like you were different? — all of these questions where I’m like, ‘OK, when are we going to move past this?”
“I get very angry when I see depictions of Trans 101 through mainstream media,” Janet agreed.
It’s interesting to think, while watching this video, how rare it is that we ever hear from transgender people talking about their own lives and telling their own stories without any cisgender people in the room.