Welcome To A New Season

Season Two

It’s Season Two of The Transamorous Network. Welcome.

We’re bringing changes to our content making our material easier, more consistent and with more content variety. There are great changes coming. That’s what this post is about.

Rhythmic Changes Mean More And Better

I know. It’s been a while since we produced a show. To be honest, we had a long run of shows…over a hundred. All in a couple years.

Remy and I interviewed great guests, including a famous political operative and a famous actress.

That rhythm, frankly, couldn’t be sustained. So we took a break after all those podcast and YouTube episodes and all those Facebook Live shows. We’re taking a different approach this year.

That approach copies existing successful programs. We’ll produce somewhere between 10 and 15 episodes each season. With one season per year. This way, you get consistent content in a format you’re used to. This will help organize our episode line-up too.  And Remy and I can have some down time.

Most future interviews will be in person rather than over the internet. That limits us to local area guests, unless we meet a compelling person online we must interview. We think in-person guests make the experience more interesting.

Remy’s gorgeous mug.

Another thing you’ll see is Remy doing most of the guest interviews solo. I want to be more “behind the camera”, guiding and directing, developing the organization and handling content scheduling, program editing and community networking. I’m not opposed to a transgender person taking my place in front of the camera. But for now, nothing is planned.

Remy and I will still do “between the guest” shows where she and I talk about current news, culture and a main topic we talk about. But expect Remy to be the main (solo) host.

It’s All Good News

We also are expanding our guest line up beyond transgender women and trans attracted men. Transgender men and other community members including allies and supporting organizations will be guests going forward. Including more of the LGBTQIA community in our guest representation makes sense given feedback we’ve gotten over time. Expect more variety in our guest line-up.

Remy really liked the Facebook Live program. But again, honestly, it was a lot of work every week. We may bring that show back. Maybe not.

Meantime, look for us on YouTube, the podcast and our blog later this year, likely just in time for summer.

Our Season Two guest schedule is pretty full. But we’re always interested in potential guest. So if you have anyone you think might make a good guest, let us know.

So that’s it for now. We know our content benefits many. We’re excited to keep doing that.

How Transgender Women Can Help You Understand White Male Privilege Expressed As Rage

Paula Williams blog
Photo: TEDx Mile High via YouTube

“The call toward authenticity has all the subtlety of a smoke alarm.”

So says Paula Stone Williams. She was once a former corporate senior executive, pastor, evangelist while presenting male…Then she transitioned into “Paula”, her authentic self.

And lost everything but her authenticity, humor and keen insight.

Authenticity calls all of us. Some hear that call better than others and benefit in the listening.

But once the call is heard, then heeded, one becomes an amplifier of it for others.

Paula has become exactly that.

“The call to authenticity is sacred, it’s holy, it’s for the greater good.” She says.

The call also connects us all, offering species-level transformational potential. The more who are transformed by it, the more room is made for others’ transformation.

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Paula’s TEDx talk landed in my inbox with perfect timing.

I mentioned two weeks ago on our IN YOUR FACE show (Mondays at 5:30 pst), a conversation I had with what at first sounded like a transphobe. Even though Billy is “grossed out” by trans women, I was impressed with his willingness to be vulnerable, his articulate arguments, and his willingness to chat instead of doing a dump and run on our YouTube Show’s comments section.

This weekend though, our conversation turned for the worse.

It’s hard to have a long conversation about transgender people without bringing up obvious parallels between what transgender people are going through and what other minorities have experienced. So it was natural for me to do that.

In doing so, I referred to the browning of America and the benefits a renewed balance to resource access will have on race matters in the United States, and by extension, to transgender people.

That pushed Billy’s buttons.

Thankfully, he’s still willing to chat. Paula’s lessons shared from her male privilege experiences, or rather the loss of them, came – with perfect timing – into my life. They helped me better understand where Billy was coming from, why he was so rage-inspired, and allowed me to be more gracious in the receiving of his vitriol.

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There are so many benefits transgender people bring to the world. Paula’s influence on my conversation with Billy is a small, but apt demonstration.

You might argue that it’s better to transition when young. And while I agree with that for many reasons, benefits come from transitioning late in life too.

For those folks, Paula offers an example of how late-blooming can be just as awesome as blooming early.

Spending a long time presenting as male affords a magnificent inside view of male privilege.

It can be shocking post-transition to lose all that privilege. But it also can be used as a powerful sociological transformational path to authenticity for self and others.

Paula clearly has successfully stepped into that with grace and humor.

And here is where late-blooming transgender women such as Paula can have a huge influence on others: by sharing their personal experience in an authentic way to transform the species for the better, they become greater than themselves.

I think that’s the kind of impact we all want to have, but many miss the chance.

Watch her TEDx talk here.

Happiness is a choice

Happiness is a choiceBelieve it or not, you can choose to be happy. When you do, amazing things happen for you. This week on IN YOUR FACE, Episode 5  we’ll be talking about happiness as a choice. It’s an important conversation.

The happier you are the better your life is going to go. If your life seems like a struggle now, your life can be happy, fun and easy. We’re not kidding you. The moment you choose to be happy, you will begin building momentum and things will just fall in place. Including the man or transwoman you want, and everything else you think you need to be happy.

Tune in on Monday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m. on The Transamorous Network’s Facebook Live Show IN YOUR FACE!