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Trans Soul Music: Shea Diamond

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Imara discusses the liberatory power of music with singer, songwriter, and activist Shea Diamond. They trace her journey of creative self-expression from childhood through Shea’s experience of incarceration, including the origins of her hit anthems “I Am Her” and “I Am America.” She also highlights the judgment and tokenism that Black trans artists face in the music industry and shares her determination to claim ownership over this country in spite of overwhelming violence and erasure.

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