Allow Me To Trans-Late

Allow Me To Trans-Late

By Allow Me To Translate
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Hosted by Jason Soules: Teacher, musician, brother, son and transgender man, this show answers listeners questions about what it means to Jason to be transgender in 2019. Learn more at www.jasonsoules.com and follow @soulesspeaks on Instagram.
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Hosted by Jason Soules: Teacher, musician, brother, son and transgender man, this show answers listeners questions about what it means to Jason to be transgender in 2019. Learn more at www.jasonsoules.com and follow @soulesspeaks on Instagram.
www.jasonsoules.com

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Episode Eighteen: God Doesn't Make Mistakes
One of the most common phrases transphobic people like use is "God doesn't make mistakes." Well, what if we told you Jason agrees? What if he made us this way? Listen to find out his views on how to make sense of someone being trans in a religious sense. This episode includes more general thoughts that Jason has about his relationship with religion and it is not meant to challenge anyone's belief system. Transgender individuals and their loved one can and do lead lives in many religions.
28:39
December 9, 2019
Episode Seventeen: Best of Both Worlds?
Often times when someone describes another person as transgender to another cisperson we hear, "It's like the best of both worlds!". Is it though? Jason describes what he's noticed after living 31 years as a female and now almost three as a male. He sees life from two perspectives regarding gender stereotypes, double standards, male privilege, and how each gender communicates/connects with each other and doesn't really feel the grass is greener on either side!
13:08
December 3, 2019
Episode Sixteen: Are You Covered?
One of the most frustrating and exhausting of the transition journey is dealing with insurance companies. Jason explains what is and isn't covered and why before also sharing the aggravating process he himself has been through in an attempt to have top surgery covered.  Some companies are better than others and trans people have a variety of both positive and negative experiences with insurance. Tune in to learn more about the hypocrisy that taints the overall transition experience!!
22:53
November 26, 2019
Episode Fifteen: We're all a little transphobic
This week in Transgender Awareness Week, Jason explains what transphobia is and the many ways it can affect our lives. Much like deep unconscious racism, there is often a lot more transphobia going on than we immediately recognize, even within the trans community itself. He shares examples of his own inner transphobia and the impact it has had on his life and transition. Ending transphobia is a major task and something we all need to be honest about in order to actually cause a change in our society and their views on gender. Tune in to hear more about ways you may be experiencing transphobia. 
23:50
November 18, 2019
Episode fourteen: How young is too young?
Jason kicks off season 2 of Allow Me to Trans-late by addressing the media storm surrounding parents who support their children's identity. He shares some recent experiences and his answers to today's biggest questions. Are kids too young to know themselves? Should adults be able to talk to kids about gender at a young age? What role should schools play? And why has gender become the "elephant in the room"? Tune in for the most important episode yet!
22:33
November 12, 2019
Episode Thirteen: Dragging Fifi Along
For the last episode of season 1 Allow Me to Translate brings on another fabulous guest. This week is all about drag and Ms. Fifi Dubois!!! Host of fellow WYSP podcast Fifi's Funhouse, she explains her experiences and philosophies about doing drag and we discuss the differences between being trans and doing drag. Listen for insight, laughs, and stories!
27:45
October 21, 2019
Episode Twelve: "Sorry, I'm Hormonal"
Jason shares what he knows about hormone replacement therapy and the changes he has seen in himself since starting to take weekly intramuscular injections of testosterone cypionate. He works through the physical, emotional, sexual, and reproductive changes one might experience as they transition.
29:19
October 15, 2019
Episode Eleven: Why So Blue?
This week, Jason takes some time to address the very serious and complex topic of mental health, especially regarding the anxiety, depression and suicide rates within the LGBTQ Community.  While almost impossible to cover all that can be said, Jason starts by shedding light on the many stressors trans people face, his own struggles with mental health and provides provides some ideas for how to help those who may be struggling.  Nobody deserves to reach "the end of their rope" and there are ways to help.  Listen in, ask for help when you need it and reach out to those who may need your help.  learn more at www.jasonsoules.com and @oulesspeaks on Instagram. 
26:50
October 9, 2019
Episode Ten: Pick Your Battles
This week Jason explains some of his frustrations within the trans community regarding political correctness, shaming allies, never-ending sensitivities, and generally working against each other. He shares his stance on how some transphobia is actually being caused by trans people themselves and how they respond to their situation.
17:35
October 1, 2019
Episode Nine: Let’s Translate with Laura Benjamin
This week Jason invites Laura Benjamin to Allow Me to Translate. A successful business owner and the first elected official in Wisconsin that openly identifies as a transwoman, Laura is an insightful and passionate advocate for LGBT rights. They discuss a wide variety of topics including breaking down common myths and stereotypes, sharing personal philosophies about what it means to be trans and looking at some differences between the experiences of transmen and transwomen.
42:42
September 24, 2019
Episode Eight: Can I tell you something?
Jason shares his own personal coming out story and talks about how family and friends can help those who come out to them. He also shares some advice for people who are yet to come out!
13:25
September 17, 2019
Episode Seven: We should go out sometime
This week, Jason talks about the complexities of dating as a trans man and shares a little personal history.  Let's look at how trans folks dating and relationships can differ from Cis folks and why!  Learn more at www.jasonsoules.com and @soulesspeaks
14:14
September 11, 2019
Episode Six: A Role Model for Every Body
This week Jason shares with us his transgender role models and what it was like to grow up and watch celebrities transition.
09:09
September 5, 2019
Episode Five: Be YOU! Everybody else is already taken.
Jason discusses the importance of authenticity to a trans person and how much it truly means for people to validate your preferred gender. Learn more at www.jasonsoules.com and @soulesspeaks on Instagram.
09:36
August 27, 2019
Episode Four: Gender Dysphoria
In this episode, Jason describes how Gender Dysphoria made him feel like he was a "bad girl" when he was young and how it follows him into adulthood.  Learn more at www.jasonsoules.com and follow Jason @soulesspeaks on Instagram
09:56
August 21, 2019
Episode Three: Pronouns
Jason discusses the importance of using a persons preferred pronouns. He shares two stories: A time when he was properly gendered and a time when he was not and the surprising way his friends and colleagues rallied around him. Jason Soules is a Public Speaker, Teacher and Musician who answers listeners questions about what it mans to him to be a transgender man in 2019.  Lean more at www.jasonsoules.com and @soulesspeaks on Instagram. 
08:19
August 13, 2019
Episode Two: Passing
 On this episode, Jason discusses "passing" which is when a transgender person passes for the gender they identify as.  To learn more, join us at www.jasonsoules.com and on Instagram @soulesspeaks
12:54
August 7, 2019
Episode One: What's In A Name?
Episode one: What’s in a name? Welcome to, “Allow me to Trans-late.”  This groundbreaking series by Whatever You Say Productions is hosted by Jason Soules; a speaker, teacher, brother and transgender man.  Join Jason every Tuesday as he answers questions from friends and listeners alike. Learn more at www.jasonsoules.com and follow @soulesspeaks on Instagram. 
13:55
July 30, 2019
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