Produced, recorded, and edited by Maurice Kelliher and Shaun O’Boyle, and supported by the Broadcast Authority of Ireland, a new radio documentary called All Mine will explore the experiences of a diverse group of Irish transgender people, ranging from an 18 year-old Leaving Cert student, to university students, activists, professionals, parents, and grandparents.
The people taking part in the programme speak candidly about their experiences of being trans in Ireland today, and how their experiences around gender intersect with other aspects of their lives.
All of the people who took part are transgender men, women, or non-binary and there is no voice-over and no ‘outside’ experts.
The makers made a deliberate choice to use the authentic, first-person voice as the most powerful way to share these narratives, and to investigate a number of issues from a first-hand perspective.
All Mine features Noah (26), explaining the challenges to accessing healthcare that affect Trans people; Aoife (47), discussing the support she received from colleagues when she transitioned; and Jason (18), talking about his experience as a Trans young person and Leaving Cert student
Key themes that emerge are: ‘coming out’ as trans; family, social, and work relationships; facing discrimination; the law, the Irish healthcare and medical systems; education; visibility; activism; and the mental health challenges facing the trans community.
‘All Mine’ airs on Newstalk 106-108fm, June 24 at 7 am and June 30 at 9 pm
Podcast will be available online after broadcast at newstalk.com/documentaryonnewstalk
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