"I am Jay": The Risk of Being Myself
A Springfield Media Lab Student Fights Transgender Discrimination
In this episode, Brian Anthony Bevilacqua talks with NEPR Media Lab student Jay Capeles. Brian and Jay discuss how Media Lab gave a platform for Jay to speak about his transgender journey.
"The Trump administration recently announced it was withdrawing the protections for transgender students established by President Obama. The decision comes at a tough time for commentator and high school student Jay, who’s known since childhood that he was a boy. Jay has struggled to convince others that’s who he is. Abuse and threats of violence have not made his growth any easier. Now he's sharing his story"
Jay's Commentary originally aired on NEPR's Morning Edition Broadcast
Written and Produced with NEPR's Media Lab staff