Beauty Translated

Beauty Translated

Beauty Translated, hosted by skin therapist & trans woman Carmen Laurent, is an original podcast that focuses on the trans experience in the southeast United States. With each episode, Carmen Laurent discusses topics related to the legal, medical, and emotional changes as a part of gender transition. Beauty Translated is made by trans people for trans people, whether you have been transitioning for years, wondering where to begin, or would just like to relate to a friend, co-worker or loved one going through their own gender transition. Beauty Translated is for whoever needs it.

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September 14, 2022 61 min

In the season 1 finale of Beauty Translated Carmen is in the closet one more time with an old friend. Janie Danger is a punk musician from Atlanta who is also a hilarious follow online. We talk about her sound and music, her latest album “Sensitive Skin” is streaming everywhere!

Other topics include: negative trans representation in media, significant moments of her transition, normalcy of the trans experience, transphobia disguise...

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In another walk down memory lane, Carmen talks with an old friend from back in the days of myspace. Rylie also known by her stage name RubberChild is a member of the House of Avalon, a makeup artist, a drag performer, and internet personality. Topics include: giving Carmen her name, performing drag in Miami and LA, discovering Rylie’s true self, and her gender affirming journey.

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Joining us today is THE Atlanta drag diva and 50% of the Good Judy podcast - Brigitte Bidet! In this special and hilarious crossover episode Carmen and Brigitte discuss: Metronormativity, professional dancing, theater, being booked and busy with drag, how southern trans women inspired her drag, trans misogyny and MORE!

For more from Carmen and Beauty Translated, visit @whereintheworldis_carmen & @beautytranslatedpod!

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This week Carmen sits down with another one of her sisters, the internationally known producer and DJ; Zaida Zane. Zaida discusses her sound, inspirations, and the role drag played in her future career making electronic music. We also touch on the rich history of trans women making electronic music, cis people and their trans fascinations, why she doesn’t consider where she’s from “home,” and what its like touring the world as a DJ...

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Carmen sits down with one of her trans children, Mae Callaway, to talk about growing up on a farm, her religious upbringing, and how she eventually found freedom to be who she really was by getting to know another trans person for the first time. Other topics include: gender affirming surgeries, performing drag, relationships and dating.

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This week may very well be Beauty Translated's most important episode so far! My guest is the founder and president of the Trans Formations Project, Alex Petrovnia. Alex is breaking down the work the Trans Formations Project does - tracking anti-trans legislation currently sweeping the country. Listen to Alex explain the mains types of bills- and why they are not succeeding in many cases- and stay tuned at the end of the episod...

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Carmen sits down with Shamari-Rene Cherry AKA ShaSha Chanel, mother and founder of the ballroom house of Chanel, about how she found her niche as a black trans woman in aesthetics.  We talk about how she grew her beauty business, Diamond Facez, and how she became the first trans woman recognized as esthetician of the year 2022 at the Beauty & Barber Bosses awards. We also discuss with ShaSha the struggles- and the beauty, of be...

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Carmen sits down with Atlanta barber (voted best hairstylist 2021 by Atlanta Magazine) Frankie Love Edwards and his wife, burlesque artist Candi LeCoeur. Carmen discusses with Frankie the importance of removing gender from hair services, and how he creates a more inclusive salon space at “Every Head is my Canvas.” Frankie even has some grooming advice for baby trans guys! Then we talk with Frankie and Candi about everything from tr...

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This week Carmen talks with trans family-man Nick Bowser about parenthood and married life.  He shares what it was like to be recognized as a pregnant man in public, and how the experience was both difficult and rewarding for him and his wife, Bianca.  They also discuss the importance of removing gender from pregnancy, and how small changes can mean the world of a difference to make someone feel included.  You can check out Bianca&...

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Carmen talks with author & community leader Gabrielle Claiborne about taking a leap of faith to begin her transition at the age of 50, how that affected her family & friendships, and how she had to reimagine her Pentecostal upbringing to accept herself as a transgender woman. We also discuss the mission of her organization Transformation Journeys Worldwide - which aims to bring trans inclusion to all workplaces.

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 Carmen sits down with Miss Trans USA 2020 Bianca Nicole Bowser to discuss her humble beginnings in drag clubs & pageants, growing her drag career while also starting a family with her husband Nick.  

For more from Carmen and Beauty Translated, visit @whereintheworldis_carmen & @beautytranslatedpod!

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Carmen invites her sister Violet Chachki on to help tell her story of growing up in the small town south, moving out on their own in Atlanta, the start of Violet's drag career and Carmen's transition, the wig snatching fight they had in the club, and Carmen gets Violet's perspective on gender fluid identity. 

For more from Carmen and Beauty Translated, visit @whereintheworldis_carmen & @beautytranslatedpod!

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June 8, 2022 1 min

Introducing Beauty Translated - The show that celebrates the stories and lives of the amazing transgender individuals living in the Southeastern United States. Whether they are making a difference for their communities, or just being visible and vocal about their transness, get to know these incredible trans people today! Each episode, host Carmen Laurent sits down with a different guest to discuss their stories and why they think ...

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