Interview of Imara Jones

Imara Jones reflects on the challenges and rewards of producing independent media for diverse millennial audiences, including her talk show The Last Sip and her docuseries Translash. She addresses the high level of visibility for trans people that marks our current moment, pointing out the limits of this visibility, including tokenization and the pressure to monetize trans identity. Reflecting on early experiences in New York in clubs, on the piers, and at balls, Imara charts how social spaces and networks lay a groundwork for political mobilization.

Date of Interview:

April 25, 2019

Location of Interview:

CUNY Graduate Center, New York City

Place of birth:

Fort Sill, Oklahoma



Interviewed by

Jaime Shearn Coan