Episode #7 | Mars’ New Path
Though Mars (they/them) comes from a legacy of performers, their genuine identity emerges after competing in a high school drag show.
I hate having to be someone else in order to survive, so I slowly turned to drag as a means of escape.
This is Episode 7 of Season 5 of The TMI Project Story Hour: Black Trans Stories Matter featuring Mars Wolfe. Mars Wolfe is a genderqueer nomad. They orbit New York, Chicago, and LA, writing, performing, and project managing. Mars moonlights as the genderf*ck drag queen Ella Van o’Clock (11 o’Clock) and their one person show: BILL, BILL, BILLZ, premiered at Ars Nova’s ANT FEST in 2022. Mars aims to amplify the voices of Trans/Gender variant people of color, adjusting the volume and turning the dial from the familiar to the unsung and unconventional. You can find out more about Mars at @mars.wolfe.
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).
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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
Mars Wolf (they/them), Storyteller
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