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Episode 1

American Problems, Trans Solutions

Kayla Gore — My Sistah’s House

June 5, 2024 6:46

Home ownership is the cornerstone of stability. Set in Memphis, this episode tells the story of Kayla Gore, whose own experience with homelessness led to her founding My Sistah’s House. Building 20 tiny homes, Kayla’s one-of-a-kind program offers zero-barrier housing for the trans and gender nonconforming community. Kayla’s journey of overcoming adversity fuels her mission to create a pathway to home ownership for those who are often overlooked.

This is the first episode of the three-part series “American Problems, Trans Solutions.”

Black trans people are among the most marginalized Americans. And because they are also closest to some of the nation’s most pressing problems, they are often able to craft innovative solutions.

Join award-winning journalist Imara Jones as she travels across the country to tell the stories of three Black trans leaders on the frontlines of change: housing advocate Kayla Gore; Breonna McCree, a champion for economic empowerment; and Oluchi Omeoga, who fights for the rights of migrants.

Despite a record-breaking number of anti-trans bills passed in 2023, these Black trans people are addressing critical issues surrounding economic empowerment and human dignity with heart and vision.  

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