The life and legacy of Layleen Xtravaganza Cubilette-Polanco is at the heart of Afterlives, a podcast about trans lives we’ve lost and... more
An ominous email thread among correction officers led to Layleen’s placement in the Restrictive Housing Unit, which politicians and advocates... more
Dysfunctional, transphobic, dehumanizing. These are just a few ways people we interviewed described Rikers Island. We’ll take a look inside... more
Layleen’s mid-twenties weren’t easy. In the years leading up to her death at age 27, she was denied job opportunities,... more
Layleen Polanco was full of energy and always up for an adventure. From her love of music, to the first... more
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