EP000: Introductions

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On our introductory show, Sarah discusses her youth, current pre-transition life and plans for transition in the near future as well as LGBT news and homegrown activism.  Apologies for the audio quality as we have not yet launched the fundraiser to finish getting the equipment necessary for putting forth a better sounding show.  Stay tuned for information on that effort as well!

Show Notes:

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00:00         Introductions
00:46         Sarah’s Story
27:00         News & Views
38:00        Allies & Activists

We hope you enjoy our first show!  Please feel free to comment and ask questions, share topics you’d like to hear discussed, etc and most of all – THANK YOU for listening!

Sarah Austin

Sarah Austin

Sarah is a transgender woman (MTF) living in central Florida. She started SarahTalk to create a space to discuss LGBT stories, news, etc. which has grown to include the atheist/freethinker community as well.
Sarah Austin

Sarah Austin

Sarah is a transgender woman (MTF) living in central Florida.  She started SarahTalk to create a space to discuss LGBT stories, news, etc. which has grown to include the atheist/freethinker community as well.

7 thoughts on “EP000: Introductions

  • qt2040@yahoo.com'
    August 8, 2015 at 9:05 pm
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    I was listening and like a dork clicked on something so it started over. I wish i could fast foward to where i left off.. LOL

    • August 8, 2015 at 11:31 pm
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      If you use the download link it should open the mp3 directly and be able to skip. Or you can just re-listen 😉

  • linnpooh@aol.com'
    August 13, 2015 at 8:45 am
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    Hi Sarah,
    I wasn’t sure what to expect, but must say I was pleasantly surprised at how the show was put together and how well it all flowed due to your ease with talking about your journey. I really admire you for going public with your story as it must be a little scary to put it all out there for people to digest and dissect. However, not only will you give others experiencing the same emotions the confidence they need to feel comfortable as their true self…you are helping to teach old ladies like me to see transgender as a person instead of just a label or category. I’m definitely one that believes that until the day we die we should continue to learn and grow….I’m looking forward to doing just that with each subsequent broadcast. Oh, and that Mandy girl….she’s a keeper 🙂

    • August 13, 2015 at 11:15 am
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      Thank you Linda! We had a lot of fun putting the show together 🙂 I’m glad you’re already learning from the experience and came to it with an open mind! That was the really the hope for the show all along. Help people learn and understand better.

  • bnkzsahm@hotmail.com'
    August 14, 2015 at 2:59 am
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    Hi Sarah,
    A friend of mine told me about your show and asked me to give it a listen. 🙂 I’m the mom of a 15 year old trans son who currently is more non-binary than anything (and although he prefers they/them pronouns I’ll use he/him here for clarity). He transitioned in middle school and started HRT right before his 14th birthday. I’m shooting for top surgery next year when he turns 16 and have already done the legal name change and I’m working on getting his birth certificate reissued with the correct name and gender now. I just wanted to say that I really appreciate you telling your story, not only for people trying to learn about themselves but for parents and allies looking for information on how best to support their family members. I really am glad that you pointed out that not everyone’s journey looks the same and it’s one of the things I find myself stressing to people new to trans issues. Some people want surgery, others don’t. Some people do hormone therapy, others don’t. And some like my kid NEED these things for their very survival. I run my local PFLAG chapter and one thing I stress to people is the importance of telling your story. You never know who you’re impacting and it’s very empowering to know that you’re making a difference whether you realize it or not. Thanks again for putting yourself out there, I’m looking forward to hearing more!

    • August 28, 2015 at 3:24 am
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      Hello Tristan!
      First, I’m proud of you for allowing your child to really explore their own identity – we all know how difficult that can be for some people! Thanks for all your kind words. My hope really is just that: If telling my story and discussing these issues helps even one person then I’ve succeeded in my mission. Thank you, too, for your advocacy and support work, PFLAG is such an awesome organization. Feel free to share the show if you know anyone that could benefit and I appreciate you listening and dropping us a note!
      Sarah

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