Rowing in Color

Pride Episode #4: Trans and Non Binary Visibility Matters

June 29, 2020 Season 1 Episode 23
Rowing in Color
Pride Episode #4: Trans and Non Binary Visibility Matters
Show Notes

#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 [email protected]

To follow Lyss on their journey, find them on Instagram @bidalyss. 


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