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Afterlives: The Layleen Polanco Story
Afterlives: The Layleen Polanco Story

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

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Bonus: The History of the Stroll & Stories from a Trans Elder

Two incredible trans storytellers, ​​Kristen Lovell and Cecilia Gentili, share how they found their power in interview segments you haven’t... more

17 Jan 2024 · 41 minutes
Bonus: The Legacy of Xtravaganza & Trans Lives on Screen

Enjoy unaired excerpts of interviews with two brilliant authors: Sydney Baloue and Tre’vell Anderson. Sydney Baloue, who is currently writing... more

10 Jan 2024 · 43 minutes
Episode 7: Trans Futures

Layleen’s spirit is very much alive in her sister Melania’s home: photos dot the walls, a recording of Layleen’s voice... more

27 Dec 2023 · 44 minutes
Episode 6: A Rallying Cry

Every year, the anniversary of Layleen’s death is a reminder to ask: has anything really changed? Many organizers have been... more

20 Dec 2023 · 46 minutes
Episode 5: Not Resting In Peace

June 2019 was especially deadly for trans women of color. Amidst a celebration of World Pride and the 50th Anniversary... more

13 Dec 2023 · 45 minutes
Episode 4: 41 Minutes

An ominous email thread among correction officers led to Layleen’s placement in the Restrictive Housing Unit, which politicians and advocates... more

06 Dec 2023 · 56 minutes
Episode 3: All That Is On Rikers

Dysfunctional, transphobic, dehumanizing. These are just a few ways people we interviewed described Rikers Island. We’ll take a look inside... more

29 Nov 2023 · 54 minutes
Episode 2: To Survive

Layleen’s mid-twenties weren’t easy. In the years leading up to her death at age 27, she was denied job opportunities,... more

22 Nov 2023 · 42 minutes
Episode 1: Layleen

Layleen Polanco was full of energy and always up for an adventure. From her love of music, to the first... more

15 Nov 2023 · 37 minutes
Introducing: Afterlives: The Layleen Polanco Story

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08 Nov 2023 · 2 minutes
Afterlives: The Layleen Polanco Story
Bonus: The History of the Stroll & Stories from a Trans Elder
Afterlives: The Layleen Polanco Story
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