Black Trans Stories Matter: Aren Reveals The Man He Is

The TMI Project Story Hour

Apr 19 2023 • 16 mins

From growing up with gender freedom to his experience in the military and child rearing, Aren (he/him) explores alternate expressions and uncovers the true man he is.

This is Episode 10 of Season 5 of The TMI Project Podcast: Black Trans Stories Matter featuring Aren McDaniel. Aren is a U.S. Army Veteran and aspiring graphic novelist living in Lynchburg, Virginia. Aren strives to turn his experiences as a survivor of Gender-Based and Intimate Partner Violence, into stories of hope that will guide others to better informed life choices. As a newly-wed and a dad, when he isn’t working on creating middle-grade or YA graphic novels, he’s having nerdy adventures with his family, mixing fancy non-alcoholic drinks, or over-planning dinner.

Kiebpoli Calnek(they/them), Host, Writer, Editor
Erik Harris (he/him), Host, Writer, Editor
Aren McDaniel(he/him), Storyteller

TMI Project Staff

Eva Tenuto (she/her), Executive and Artistic Director / Co-founder
Blake Pfeil (he/him), Operations and Programs Manager
Laura Marie Ruocco (she/her), Marketing and Digital Coordinator

This episode was mixed/mastered by Stevie Manns (they/them) and produced in partnership with Radio Kingston. TMI Project’s Black Trans Stories Matter program was created by Cece Suazo (she/her).

We encourage you to listen in community and utilize this helpful resource:
Black Trans Stories Matter: A Listening and Discussion Guide

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