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The Reconstructed Man

The Reconstructed Man Podcast

A filmed podcast exploring Trans issues—and more—from a Trans Masculine perspective, hosted by Layne Ingram. Through real, emotional, and hilarious conversations, Layne shares personal stories, interviews guests and dives deep into the often missed, often purposefully ignored stories of the Transgender and Trans adjacent community. Everyone is welcome —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, visit www.thereconstructedman.com 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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The Reconstructed Man Podcast Season 3: March 2nd
Being a Trans Kid in AmericaBeing a Trans Woman in America w/Tahtianna Fermin
Layne talks with Tahtianna "Candy" Fermin about her experience as a Trans woman in America, growing up on the East Coast trying to find her way through coming out as gay - and knowing that wasn't right; realizing she was Trans, being unsuccessful at finding employment and ultimately turning to sex work before turning her life around to become the CEO of Bridges4Lyfe, an ordained minister, model and choreographer. Listen to her incredible story and gain a new perspective on what it's like to be a Trans woman in America from an actual Trans woman. Tahtianna's Bio: A Choreographer, Model , an Ordained Minister; the founder and CEO of Bridges4Life, www.Bridges4Life.org which works to help teens and young adults on the street and in foster care become responsible, self-sufficient, confident and educated adults. Bridges4Life provides housing, preparation for adulthood involved in the SexTrade specifically Black Trans Sex Workers and Sex Trafficking survivors. Tatiana is also CEO and chair president of The National LGBTQ Workers Center’s NYC chapter, serving on the Center’s National Board as its New York Liaison. A community activist since 2008, Tahtianna has been a Community Follow-Up Worker (CFW) at Housing Works Inc., a recovery coach and patient navigator at The Alliance For Positive Change, amongst other initiatives, as well as speaking at the Presidential debate in 2008 for Barack Obama, Tahtianna was a key element, in the implementation of hormonal therapy through Medicaid. With passion for business, preaching, ministry, social media, and of all things TGNC inclusive. She has both the skill set and professional background necessary to dive deep into the ministry world. As an upbeat, self-motivated team player with excellent communication skills, She envisions an exciting future in the industry. Tahtianna is a WIFE , a Mother , a daughter a sibling and most importantly a minister of our community.
Apr 13 2022
50 mins
Trans, Studs, Pillow Princesses & MoreThe Reconstructed Man Podcast Season 3: March 2ndEpisode 4: Dawn EnnisEpisode 3: Damien LopezPride Month w/Micah PorterS2E1: NEW BEGINNINGSLESSONSDATINGQ & AOUTMOVIESTESTOSTERONEPUBERTY
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 their awesome https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/gradeschool/school/Pages/Back-to-School-Tips.aspx (Back To School Tips).   Experiencing anxiety, depression or having suicidal thoughts? Reach out to https://www.thetrevorproject.org/ (The Trevor Project) to talk to someone immediately. Available by phone, text, and chat (Text START to 678-678). https://pflag.org/ (PFLAG) is a great support for families, friends and other allies. https://www.glaad.org/ (GLAAD) works primarily through entertainment, news and digital media. They also provide an extensive collection fo resources and publications. Places to check out for Trans* products:  https://www.gc2b.co/pages/gc2b-binders?_pos=1&_sid=71d083e28&_ss=r (gc2b Transitional Apparel) https://transguysupply.com/collections/ftm-binders (Transguy Supply) https://www.ftmessentials.com/collections/binders (FTM Essentials) https://helloclue.com/articles/cycle-a-z/chest-binding-tips-and-tricks-for-trans-men-nonbinary-and-genderfluid (Chest Binding Tips)
Dec 12 2020
1 hr 22 mins
FAMILY
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/ (www.thereconstructedman.com) layneanddaniel@gmail.com ABOUT THE PODCAST: Welcome to The ReConstructed Man, 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—Cis, Trans and everyone in between—who is interested in important conversations around our ever evolving and fascinating world of gender identity and 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 to embrace and uplift our beautiful Trans* community. Please share with anyone you know who may benefit from this work. 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: https://twitter.com/The_Right_Layne (@The_Right_Layne) Read his blog: https://therightlayne.blog/ (therightlayne.blog)
Nov 26 2020
57 mins
GENESIS
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 https://www.hrc.org/events/transgender-day-of-remembrance (Rita Hester), a trans woman, who was brutally murdered in November of 1998.  Learn More about https://www.glitsinc.org/ (GLITS) and Ceyenne Doroshow, https://www.gq.com/story/ceyenne-doroshow-glits-founder-profile (The Godmother of the Moment) and https://www.glitsinc.org/donations (DONATE) 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 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—Cis, Trans and everyone in between—who is interested in important conversations around our ever evolving and fascinating world of gender identity and 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 to embrace and uplift our beautiful Trans* community. Please share with anyone you know who may benefit from this work. 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: https://twitter.com/The_Right_Layne (@The_Right_Layne) Read his blog: https://therightlayne.blog/ (therightlayne.blog)
Nov 24 2020
1 hr 3 mins
FIRSTS
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 time a President-Elect https://www.out.com/politics/2020/11/07/joe-biden-includes-lgbtq-community-first-speech-president-elect (specifically spoke about Trans and Gay Americans in an acceptance speech) Delaware elected our https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/03/us/politics/sarah-mcbride-wins-her-state-senate-race-in-delaware-a-landmark-for-transgender-legislators.html (FIRST transgender US senator) Vermont elected its https://www.pridecentervt.org/2020/11/04/rainbow-wave/ (FIRST transgender state legislator) Kansas elected its https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2020/11/04/native-american-transgender-woman-stephanie-byers-history-kansas/ (FIRST transgender legislator), who is also Native American Tennessee elected its https://wpln.org/post/for-the-first-time-tennessee-voters-elect-two-lgbt-state-lawmakers/ (FIRST two openly LGBTQ+ legislators) Georgia elected its https://thegavoice.com/news/kim-jackson-becomes-first-lgbtq-state-senator-in-georgia/ (FIRST openly gay state senator)  https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/04/nyregion/ny-house-torres-jones.html (NY elected 2 openly gay, black men to congress), including the FIRST queer, Afro-LatinX official to serve in the US congress 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 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—Cis, Trans and everyone in between—who is interested in important conversations around our ever evolving and fascinating world of gender identity and 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 to embrace and uplift our beautiful Trans* community. Please share with anyone you know who may benefit from this work. 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...
Nov 13 2020
1 hr 9 mins
DEMOCRACY
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) layneanddaniel@gmail.com ABOUT THE PODCAST: Welcome to The ReConstructed Man, 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—Cis, Trans and everyone in between—who is interested in important conversations around our ever evolving and fascinating world of gender identity and 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 to embrace and uplift our beautiful Trans* community. Please share with anyone you know who may benefit from this work. 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: https://twitter.com/The_Right_Layne (@The_Right_Layne) Read his blog: https://therightlayne.blog/ (therightlayne.blog)
Nov 5 2020
43 mins
RECONSTRUCTED
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 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—Cis, Trans and everyone in between—who is interested in important conversations around our ever evolving and fascinating world of gender identity and 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 to embrace and uplift our beautiful Trans* community. Please share with anyone you know who may benefit from this work. 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: https://twitter.com/The_Right_Layne (@The_Right_Layne) Read his blog: https://therightlayne.blog (therightlayne.blog)
Nov 1 2020
27 mins