Episode #6 | Sanaia is a Survivor

While chasing her goals, Sanaia (she/her) goes on her first date as a trans woman. The date does not go as planned. Content warning: This story contains graphic violence about a sexual assault. Listener discretion is advised.

This will be my first date since I’ve transitioned and a few days before my 5th month anniversary on HRT.


This is Episode 6 of Season 5 of The TMI Project Story Hour: Black Trans Stories Matter featuring Sanaia Hood.  Sanaia is currently busy balancing career, family, social life, and spiritual time with God. She’s made a commitment to be more gentle with herself and patient with others. She sets time aside everyday to reflect.

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
Sanaia Hood (she/her), Storyteller


Think back to a time when you realized others’ perception of you had changed. What happened and how did it feel?



Eva Tenuto (she/her), Executive and Artistic Director / Co-founder
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