In this week’s episode of In the Den, Jen visits with special guests Samantha Richardson and Beckett Jones about what it means to be transgender. From fundamental definitions to misconceptions/misinformation surrounding trans issues to what dating might look like as a trans person, this episode is valuable listening for anyone wanting to better understand the trans experience.
Special Guest: Samantha Richardson
Samantha Richardson is tall, but not as tall as a tree. She likes dinosaurs, monsters, board games, and giant robots. She has won a number of awards for her cartoons and writing, and that number is zero. Her illustrations appear in Shannon Hale’s book Kind of a Big Deal. You can find much of her artwork on Facebook at Samantha Richardson Creator.
Special Guest: Beckett Jones
Beckett Jones is a transgender artist and poet. He is the oldest of three siblings and can often be found outdoors. Beckett’s a conservation worker who has spent his last few summers working in a variety of wilderness areas, including Yellowstone National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, and Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge (located about 1100 miles South of the Hawaiian Islands). Beckett's currently studying Marine Biology at the University of Hawaii.
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