Our America: Who I'm Meant to Be 2021 | Full Episode

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021
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For Pride Month 2021, we're celebrating members of the transgender community as a part of a special series called "Our America: Who I'm Meant to Be."

We're celebrating members of the transgender community as a part of a special series called "Our America: Who I'm Meant to Be."

Watch the full episode of "Our America: Who I'm Meant to Be" in the video player above or wherever you stream: Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV and Roku.

Learn more about each person featured in the series:

OUR AMERICA: WHO I'M MEANT TO BE - EXTENDING THE CONVERSATION

The transgender people featured in ABC Localish Studios' 8-episode mini-documentary, "Our America: Who I'm Meant to Be," gathered virtually from across the country for a round-table discussion of issues affecting themselves and the trans community. In the discussion, they expand upon their individual stories, discussing their lives and highlighting their shared experiences. The goal is to further transform the national conversation around the negative perceptions of trans people, addressing social issues affecting their well-being, in addition to celebrating their achievements and contributions to society.

The event was hosted by ABC7 Bay Area/KGO-TV anchor Reggie Aqui and hosted and co-produced by transgender activist and award-winning writer Raquel Willis. Panelists include:

  • Kaylee Harris from Union, New Jersey, who transitioned during the pandemic
  • Sir Lex Kennedy from Hollywood, California, a storyteller
  • Logan Pierce from Chicago, Illinois, Program Coordinator for The Potocsnak Family Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
  • Karson Coomes from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a trans activist
  • Honey Mahogany from San Francisco, California, Co-Founder of SF's Transgender District and Chair of the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee
  • Hazel Hart from Raleigh, North Carolina, a recent high school graduate
  • Zayn Anthony from Fresno, California, Chair of Trans-E-Motion