We are story architects and cultural stewards; building experiences to advance trans narratives, histories, healing, and –– most importantly -– the human rights of trans people. TransLash Media is a nonprofit organization and digital community made up of conversation starters, documentarians, artists, technologists, activists, and allies who are committed to supporting trans/non-binary/intersex/two-spirit people through trans stories to save trans lives. We do so without censorship and erasure from mainstream media.
Despite historic levels of violence, trans people are moving forward and becoming more of ourselves with each passing day. Since our launch in 2018, TransLash Media has partnered with organizations such as WNYC, Samsung, Futuro Media, the National Education Association, Transgender Law Center, The New York Women’s Foundation, Pride Live, and more to create and share trans stories of creativity, courage, resilience, and bravery.
9 out of 10 people say they don’t know a trans person. We believe that ignorance fuels fear, hate, and violence; within individuals and by institutions. That’s why TransLash Media—a trans-led platform—uses the power of personal narratives to address the ignorance at the heart of trans erasure. Our goal is to shift the cultural understanding of what it means to be transgender, and help end anti-trans hate.
This is why TransLash is committed to creating a healthy society for trans, two-spirit, non-binary and gender non-conforming people. Through our collaborations, we will help manifest a world in which all forms of gender expression have equal rights, protections, opportunities, and safety to live openly. We value unapologetic self-expression through media art, music, dance, the written word, and technology, because we know that sharing our stories saves lives.
Alongside our legacy docuseries and existing content, Team TransLash produces The Webby nominated TransLash Podcast, regular video content including our weekly TalkBack video series, and a weekly newsletter. TransLash Media is a trusted source for people and organizations worldwide who wish to remain informed and engaged on trans topics around the globe. Team TransLash also manages active social media channels on all major platforms, including a robust Instagram community through @translashmedia. TransLash Media is a rapidly-growing platform centering and celebrating the lives of trans and gender non-conforming people. We are just getting started, with so much more to come.