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A filmed podcast exploring Trans issues—and more—from a Trans Masculine perspective, hosted by Layne Ingram & Daniel Thurman. Through real, emotional, and hilarious conversations, Layne & Daniel share their personal stories, interview guests and go deep into the often missed, often purposefully ignored stories of the Transgender and Trans adjacent community. We welcome anyone—Trans, Cis and everyone in between—who is interested in important conversations around our ever-evolving and fascinating world of gender identity and the ways in which we can contribute to a Reconstructed and more inclusive society. This project was born out of a desire to amplify the visibility of the FTM Trans experience, engage an active community of allies, and embrace and uplift our entire, beautiful Trans community. Please share with anyone you know who may benefit from this work. To learn more about us and our project visit www.thereconstructedman.com ABOUT DANIEL: Daniel is a Transgender man, former high school and college drop out, healthy survivor of childhood trauma and life-long poet who is today, an educator, college administrator, social justice activist, inspiring public speaker, and now host of The Reconstructed Man Podcast. He started his transition in the early 1990s, well before Transgender identity was well known and support services existed. Yet, his understanding of who he knew himself to be originated very early in his life. Lacking familial and community support or awareness, Daniel found his way through some very dark times and has since dedicated his life to positively model and represent the Trans Masculine experience. ABOUT LAYNE: Layne Ingram is an out-and-proud Transgender man with a passion for raising awareness of and supporting the Trans community, specifically youth and teens. He is a strong advocate for people being exactly who they are and living their lives as authentically as they can. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 2002 with his bachelor's in communications after a standout, four-year career on the women's basketball team. He was then drafted to the WNBA's Sacramento Monarchs. Over the course of his professional career, Layne has worked in the non-profit, professional sports and higher-education sectors and is also an accomplished public speaker and national presenter. Layne made the decision to transition in 2016 and hasn't looked back since. ​Connect with him! Twitter: @The_Right_Layne twitter.com/theRMpodcast Read his blog: therightlayne.blog

A filmed podcast exploring Trans issues—and more—from a Trans Masculine perspective, hosted by Layne Ingram & Daniel Thurman. Through real, emotional, and hilarious conversations, Layne & Daniel share their personal stories, interview guests and go deep into the often missed, often purposefully ignored stories of the Transgender and Trans adjacent community. We welcome anyone—Trans, Cis and everyone in between—who is interested in important conversations around our ever-evolving and fascinating world of gender identity and the ways in which we can contribute to a Reconstructed and more inclusive society. This project was born out of a desire to amplify the visibility of the FTM Trans experience, engage an active community of allies, and embrace and uplift our entire, beautiful Trans community. Please share with anyone you know who may benefit from this work. To learn more about us and our project visit www.thereconstructedman.com ABOUT DANIEL: Daniel is a Transgender man, former high school and college drop out, healthy survivor of childhood trauma and life-long poet who is today, an educator, college administrator, social justice activist, inspiring public speaker, and now host of The Reconstructed Man Podcast. He started his transition in the early 1990s, well before Transgender identity was well known and support services existed. Yet, his understanding of who he knew himself to be originated very early in his life. Lacking familial and community support or awareness, Daniel found his way through some very dark times and has since dedicated his life to positively model and represent the Trans Masculine experience. ABOUT LAYNE: Layne Ingram is an out-and-proud Transgender man with a passion for raising awareness of and supporting the Trans community, specifically youth and teens. He is a strong advocate for people being exactly who they are and living their lives as authentically as they can. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 2002 with his bachelor's in communications after a standout, four-year career on the women's basketball team. He was then drafted to the WNBA's Sacramento Monarchs. Over the course of his professional career, Layne has worked in the non-profit, professional sports and higher-education sectors and is also an accomplished public speaker and national presenter. Layne made the decision to transition in 2016 and hasn't looked back since. ​Connect with him! Twitter: @The_Right_Layne twitter.com/theRMpodcast Read his blog: therightlayne.blog

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A filmed podcast exploring Trans issues—and more—from a Trans Masculine perspective, hosted by Layne Ingram & Daniel Thurman. Through real, emotional, and hilarious conversations, Layne & Daniel share their personal stories, interview guests and go deep into the often missed, often purposefully ignored stories of the Transgender and Trans adjacent community. We welcome anyone—Trans, Cis and everyone in between—who is interested in important conversations around our ever-evolving and fascinating world of gender identity and the ways in which we can contribute to a Reconstructed and more inclusive society. This project was born out of a desire to amplify the visibility of the FTM Trans experience, engage an active community of allies, and embrace and uplift our entire, beautiful Trans community. Please share with anyone you know who may benefit from this work. To learn more about us and our project visit www.thereconstructedman.com ABOUT DANIEL: Daniel is a Transgender man, former high school and college drop out, healthy survivor of childhood trauma and life-long poet who is today, an educator, college administrator, social justice activist, inspiring public speaker, and now host of The Reconstructed Man Podcast. He started his transition in the early 1990s, well before Transgender identity was well known and support services existed. Yet, his understanding of who he knew himself to be originated very early in his life. Lacking familial and community support or awareness, Daniel found his way through some very dark times and has since dedicated his life to positively model and represent the Trans Masculine experience. ABOUT LAYNE: Layne Ingram is an out-and-proud Transgender man with a passion for raising awareness of and supporting the Trans community, specifically youth and teens. He is a strong advocate for people being exactly who they are and living their lives as authentically as they can. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 2002 with his bachelor's in communications after a standout, four-year career on the women's basketball team. He was then drafted to the WNBA's Sacramento Monarchs. Over the course of his professional career, Layne has worked in the non-profit, professional sports and higher-education sectors and is also an accomplished public speaker and national presenter. Layne made the decision to transition in 2016 and hasn't looked back since. ​Connect with him! Twitter: @The_Right_Layne twitter.com/theRMpodcast Read his blog: therightlayne.blog

Language:

English


Episodes

LESSONS

3/17/2021
Layne and Daniel discuss some of the most important lessons they learned about being Trans. Despite having vastly different experiences, the hosts reveal something unexpected about their choices. https://youtu.be/S6CVxGvwM38 (Watch now on YouTube.)

Duration:00:34:01

DATING

3/3/2021
Layne and Daniel share their personal experiences dating, coupling and honoring their trans identies with others. How to approach difficult conversations, when is the right time to disclose your gender identity, and the joys of trans relationships are all discussed. Trans Dating Resources https://rainbowresourcecentre.org/files/GetReal-RRC.pdf (LET'S GET REAL: A Question And Answer Guide for Dating Trans Folks) https://blog.gotinder.com/genders/ (Tinder #AllTypesAllSwipes)...

Duration:01:12:41

Q & A

2/17/2021
In this new, monthly segment called Q&A, Layne and Daniel take 30 minutes to answer as many questions as they can about trans-related issues. If you have a question you would like Layne and Daniel to answer, connect by email at layneanddaniel@gmail.com or find them on https://www.facebook.com/thereconstructedman/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/thereconstructedman/ (Instagram) or https://twitter.com/theRMpodcast (Twitter). You can also learn more by visiting...

Duration:00:35:14

OUT

2/3/2021
Layne and Daniel share their many 'coming out' stories which include hilarious, beautiful and painful moments and the lessons they have learned from them. For the LGBTQ+ community, coming out is a life-long process, presenting infinite opportunities to evolve and may even become an unusual kind of art form. Resources: https://transequality.org/know-your-rights (Know Your Rights) - Center for Transgender Equality https://www.thetrevorproject.org/trvr_support_center/coming-out/ (Coming Out: A...

Duration:01:02:21

MOVIES

1/20/2021
Looking for some exceptional films that capture the Trangender experience in an authentically documented way? Layne and Daniel discuss two of their favorite films and why these are critical examples of uplifting the Trans community. http://www.disclosurethemovie.com/ (Disclosure (2020)): An in-depth look at Hollywood's depiction of transgender people and the impact of those stories on transgender lives and American culture. Available on Netflix....

Duration:00:27:01

TESTOSTERONE

1/4/2021
Hormone therapy is a powerful gender-affirming experience for Transgender people and the transformation we undergo is truly life-changing. It is important to be aware of the potential changes that may occur, both good and bad, so we can respond to our transition in the best way possible. Layne and Daniel walk you through, The Reconstructed Man’s Guide to Taking Testosterone to help others prepare and plan for their own journeys on T. https://www.thereconstructedman.com/resources (The...

Duration:01:17:46

PUBERTY

12/12/2020
Puberty… a most awkward and uncomfortable time for everyone. But for Trans kids, puberty is particularly painful and can be downright devastating. In this episode, Layne and Daniel get real, vulnerable and humorous (because... you have to) about things like chest binding, menstruation, dating and finding your outlets and support community. Get ready to get uncomfortable. https://www.glsen.org/ (GLSEN) is an invaluable support network for LGBTQ+ K-12 students and schools. Be sure to check out...

Duration:01:22:11

FAMILY

11/26/2020
In this powerful episode, Layne’s dad and sister talk about what it’s been like to negotiate Layne’s https://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/local/2017/10/05/layne-ingram-gender-transition/699838001/ (very public transition), how they feel about having a Trans child and sibling, and how their family’s philosophy to lead with love gets them through even the most challenging moments. Watch the filmed podcast https://youtu.be/u7bFg6e7RBw (here) https://www.thereconstructedman.com/...

Duration:00:57:54

GENESIS

11/24/2020
Layne & Daniel share their very different stories of when they first knew they were Transgender and recap Transgender Awareness Week which leads up tohttps://www.glaad.org/tdor ( Transgender Day of Remembrance, November 20th each year). Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is a https://transrespect.org/en/tmm-update-tdor-2020/ (time to honor and remember the trans*, nonbinary and gender-variant individuals) murdered every year due to transphobia and hatred. TDOR was created in memory of...

Duration:01:03:09

FIRSTS

11/13/2020
Layne & Daniel discuss the https://apnews.com/article/lgbtq-candidates-milestone-election-f33555c8fd1a8d2c31417cc60bf0022c (many extraordinary ‘FIRSTS’) that happened as a result of the 2020 Election as well as Trans Trailblazers and reveal their own personal first Trans role models. Just a few of the FIRSTS in this year's election: Kamala Harris - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/07/us/politics/kamala-harris.html (FIRST woman, POC and person of Indian-American descent to be elected VP) FIRST...

Duration:01:09:02

DEMOCRACY

11/5/2020
Finally, the day no one thought would ever get here–Election Day 2020 has arrived. Layne & Daniel discuss what’s at stake for the LGBTQ+ community, the chaos and pain of the last four years and hope for change on the horizon as well as voter mobilization, voter suppression, and the need for marginalized communities to make their voices heard. Watch the filmed podcast https://youtu.be/u7bFg6e7RBw (here) https://www.thereconstructedman.com/ (www.thereconstructedman.com)...

Duration:00:43:45

RECONSTRUCTED

11/1/2020
Welcome to the Reconstructed Man Podcast! FTM Trans men hosts Layne & Daniel discuss why they started the podcast, what it means to be Reconstructed men, how they feel about their own masculinity, and the complexities of masculinity–Trans or Cis–in society today. Watch the filmed podcast https://youtu.be/u7bFg6e7RBw (here) https://www.thereconstructedman.com/ (www.thereconstructedman.com) layneanddaniel@gmail.com ABOUT THE PODCAST: Welcome to The Reconstructed Man, a filmed podcast exploring...

Duration:00:27:30