Episode 29

Published on:

2nd Jun 2021

Gender and identity

In this episode we look into reporting on gender and identity.

Rachael Davies, a freelance journalist who has written extensively on these issues, talks about how everyone should be learning to write without gender or identity based assumptions.

And Imara Jones, creator of TransLash Media, a story-telling platform highlighting trans voices across the US, discusses how curiosity and learning can help you tell more accurate gender based stories. 

The Guests

Rachael Davies https://rachdaviesetc.com/

Twitter @rachdaviesetc

Instagram @rachdaviesetc

Imara Jones https://imarajones.com/

Twitter: @imarajones

Insta: @imara_jones_


Freelance Journalism Assembly - A freelancer's guide on gender and identity https://journalismassembly.com/resources/a-freelancers-guide-on-gender-and-identity

Independent Newsletter Awards Twitter: @IndieNLAwards

TransLash Media https://translash.org/

TransLash newsletter https://translash.org/connect/

Imara in Time magazine https://time.com/5880964/imara-jones-black-trans-women/

TransLash podcast https://translash.org/podcast/

Disclosure documentary https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/81284247

Trans in Trumpland https://www.transintrumpland.com/

Condé Naste LGBTQ reporting https://www.condenast.com/brands/them

Trans Journalist Association https://transjournalists.org

Guides to reporting on gender and identity

Reporting on LGBTQ stories from Journalism.co.uk https://www.journalism.co.uk/news/a-guide-to-reporting-on-lgbtq-stories/s2/a740869/

Trans Journalist Association https://transjournalists.org/style-guide

LGBTQI+ communities, a reporters’ guide from the European Journalism Centre https://ejc.net/uploads/downloads/EJC_LGBTQI_communities_a_reporters_guide.pdf

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