Audio from the panel discussion: Exploring Trans Activism and Representation in Media.
The panel was part of Auckland Zinefest 2016, and included panelists Aram Wu - co-founder of EquAsian and a member of the Auckland Council Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel, Emmy Rakete - organiser, spokesperson for No Pride in Prisons and Tangata Whenua representative to the Rainbow Youth board of executives, Cole Meyers - writer, actor, director, artist and activist, involved with Breaking Boundaries and Same Same But Different LGBTI Writer's Festival (and a previous runner up of Auckland Zinefest Best of the Fest!) and Sophie Labelle - trans activist from Montreal and the artist behind the popular and internationally known Assigned Male Comics. The discussion was chaired by Sam Orchard, the creator behind Rooster Tails Comic.
A special thank you to the organisers and participants for allowing us to record and share this event.
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