Pride Episode #4: Trans and Non Binary Visibility Matters


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#023 - Lyss Villablanca returns to interview Jena Thompson and Char Rendon who are both members of the trans and non binary community. In this conversation they talk about coming out in the rowing world, toxic masculinity, and advice for rowing clubs to make their culture more inclusive.
Hint: Start with language

  • Offer a place to state pronouns on the registration form/waiver
  • Use "folks" or "y'all" instead of "you guys"

To follow Jena on their journey, find them on Instagram @_itspikacxu_

To follow Char on their journey, find them on Instagram @crendon_26, @charrscrafts, or
To follow Lyss on their journey, find them on Instagram @bidalyss.
We hope that the conversation in this podcast helps us all in the rowing world -- no matter your race -- to unify the rowing sport through diversity.
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