Episode #3 | Julian Greets Himself With Compassion

Recounting his childhood, Julian (he/him) explores his identity in the shadow of a strict Jehovah’s Witness upbringing. Content warning: This story contains a description of a sexual assault. Listener discretion is advised.

Being raised as a Jehovah’s witness, there are only absolutes. There are no gray areas. Just all in or all out.


This is Episode 3, Season 5 of The TMI Project Story Hour: Black Trans Stories Matter featuring Julian Harris. Julian is a Black trans man from the mid Atlantic region, a social worker and lover of the written work, music and travel. You can find out more about Julian at @The_black_trans_therapist.

This episode was mixed/mastered by Stevie Manns (they/them) and produced in partnership with Radio Kingston. TMI Project’s Black Trans Stories Matter program was created by Cece Suazo (she/her).

We encourage you to listen in community and utilize this helpful resource:
Black Trans Stories Matter: A Discussion and Action Guide

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Kiebpoli Calnek (they/them), Host, Writer, Editor
Erik Harris (he/him), Host, Writer, Editor
Julian Harris (he/him), Storyteller


When have you listened to your gut even though it went against everything you were taught?



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