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18 minutes | Jan 19, 2023
TEE: Trans orphan, growing up in a rural village, forced to live on the streets
In this Episode, we gave Tee. a Gender Non Conforming Trans person the opportunity to own their narrative and share their lived reality. Growing up trans to supportive parents then reality struck upon their passing, discriminated by other relatives and communities in a rural setup with little to no means of assistance, ultimately forced to become homeless and live on the streets of Zvishavane town. This story is indeed emotional but there is a silver lining. Amidst the chaos, Tee managed to find a helper, a supportive friend who came through for Tee, during a life or death situation, also a young person living on the streets. Much thanks to The Other Foundation, FRIDA Fund & PEPFAR Zimbabwe for supporting the production of this episode. To learn more, visit our social media page on www.instagram.com/purple_royale_podcast. Purple Royale: Trans Voices in Zimbabwe, Amplified!
14 minutes | Dec 12, 2022
Tinashe: A success story of Triumph.
What would you do if you were stigmatized and abandoned by the only father figure you knew? Forced fo drop out of school but still managed to do something worthwhile with your life? To a point of becoming the family’s breadwinner? Listen to Tinashe as they narrate their experience as a transperson living in Zimbabwe turning lemons into lemonade amidst the storm of it all. THE PRODUCTION OF THIS EPISODE WAS SUPPORTED BY THE OTHER FOUNDATION, FRIDA FUND & PEPFAR ZIMBABWE.
17 minutes | Nov 21, 2022
Theo: Conversion Therapy gone wrong. As usual.
Listen to Theo, a transwoman from Zimbabwe as she narrates her experience being subjected to conversion therapy in form of physical and sexual assault by her co-workers and roommates. A horrific incident of a survivor. Much thanks to Frida Fund, Pepfar Zimbabwe and The Other Foundation for supporting the production of this episode.
27 minutes | May 16, 2022
Trans Health Matters: A discussion on the need for Inclusive Healthcare
What would you do, if you wanted your body to affirm to your gender? If you wanted to get inclusive healthcare that enables you to fit into society, get security and just feel complete as a person but fail to find nor access such healthcare services in your country? The country you were born and bred in, the country you want to feel like you belong and are included just like any valuable citizen? This is the purpose of this episode. An elaborate discussion among Trans and Intersex communities in Zimbabwe as we discuss our experiences trying to access Gender Affirming Care in Zimbabwe. Much thanks to The Other Foundation for supporting the production of this episode. Listen in and share.
19 minutes | Apr 24, 2022
Beyoncé Zee Savage: A transwoman's journey seeking Gender Affirming Healthcare in Zimbabwe
Listen in as we take you through Beyoncé Zee Savage's journey. Being a transwoman in Zimbabwe, the stigma and public assault she experienced to ultimately trying to become whole thereby seeking Gender Affirming Healthcare, at a time where it is difficult to access if not non-existent in Zimbabwe. The production of this episode was supported by The Other Foundation.
19 minutes | Apr 2, 2022
We Belong, We Exist, We Matter. Celebrating Trans Day of Visibility.
What a time to be alive! Celebrating Trans Day of Visibility in Zimbabwe. Indeed we have come a long way and this is us taking you through lived experiences of the Trans community in Zimbabwe. Answering this important question: What does Trans Day of Visibility mean to us , to our families, to our allies, to our country and the International community. Find out this and more, listen in and share. Much thanks to The Other Foundation for supporting the production of this episode. #TDOV2022
31 minutes | Mar 1, 2022
Lets talk: Family & Improved livelihoods
From being disowned by family to trying to fit in where you barely exist, what does it mean when we talk about improved livelihoods for the Trans community in Zimbabwe? Catch us in this dialogue episode, as we discuss all things family, acceptance, livelihoods and even policy change.
23 minutes | Jan 18, 2022
Let's Talk: Self Acceptance & Inclusion
Breakthroughs happen everyday and for the Trans community, we too have our good days. In this Episode, we take you through a journey of self acceptance and inclusion. From finding love, becoming a valued citizen and managing to build a family despite the challenges we have faced as trans and intersex persons. This is us, celebrating our success stories. Listen to the episode to find out exactly what it means to be Trans or gender diverse and grateful.
15 minutes | Nov 20, 2021
Breeze, we shall never forget.
The lived life story of Breeze, a fellow transman who was from Kadoma, Zimbabwe. Touching but thought provoking. Coincidentally on Trans Day of Remembrance 2021. We shall never forget. Special thanks to everyone who contributed towards the production of this episode. The Other Foundation for funding our production costs, supporting this much needed initiative and Transsmart Trust, Children's Radio Foundation and The Edwick Foundation for supporting our cause. if you are an NGO, Corporate or Philanthropist interested in supporting this cause, feel free to contact the Purple Royale Podcast on our Instagram page or email our production team at email@example.com We would love to hear from you and don't forget to share this episode. You could save a life.
50 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
Let's talk: Diverse womXn in leadership
An International Women's day edition, by Transsmart Trust and Purple Royale Podcast. Discussing diverse women in leadership and what makes us different yet a force to be reckoned with, from growing up in a patriachal society to taking up space claiming our human right to inclusion, this and more is discussed. Unpacked by Gumisayi, Bree, Daniella, Paida and Ruvimbo, 5 dynamic ladies, one heated discussion, let's dive into it, shall we?
16 minutes | Oct 22, 2020
Spransa: Dhuma, dhuma with police gate crashers
What would you do if the police gate crashed your social event, causing havoc, arresting you because of your Gender identity or orientation? This is what happened to Spransa and her friends at an LGBTI party. Listen in & share.
26 minutes | Aug 31, 2020
Bree: The Airport Incident Unpacked.
This is a story about Bree, a transwoman who was unlawfully assaulted by an immigration officer at Harare International Airport. All because of her gender identity and the need for legal gender recognition in Zimbabwe. The story unpacks the importance of acknowledging human rights for all as per the United Nations Agenda 2030, leaving no one behind. An agenda which Zimbabwe, one of the member states in the UN also agreed to uphold. #TransRightsAreHumanRights
16 minutes | Aug 10, 2020
Mabholo finds love in Prison.
Meet Mabholo, a transman from Kadoma, Zimbabwe as he narrates his unforgettable experience in prison. The hate crime, the stigma, thw bullying but amidst all of that finding someone who accepted and loved him as he is.
14 minutes | Jun 30, 2020
Paris: Assaulted, left to die yet lived to tell the tale
Meet Paris, a Transwoman from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe as she narrates a horrific incident where she was assaulted on her birthday and abandoned at a graveyard. Luckily she lived to tell the tale.
18 minutes | May 31, 2020
Ras That Guy: Reproductive health for a Transman
Meet Ras, #RasThatGuy as he narrates an unforgettable experience seeking a healthcare treatment in Zimbabwe as a transman.
4 minutes | Apr 9, 2020
Bree: My experience during Covid19
This commentary is from Bree, a business woman from Harare, Zimbabwe as she narrates her experience during the corona virus pandemic as a transwoman. Particularly how the lockdown is affecting healthcare, the economy and normal life.
2 minutes | Apr 9, 2020
Mabholo: Life (Hupenyu) in the time of Covid19.
Listen to Mabholo, a transman from Kadoma, Zimbabwe narrating his experience in the era of Covid19. Hupenyu uhwuinguva yeCovid19 (Life in the era of Covid19) Being a man proud of his african roots, this narration is in the Zimbabwean vernacular language , shona. Feel the emotion and listen to first hand experience living in Rural Zimbabwe during this corona virus global pandemic.
4 minutes | Apr 8, 2020
Ethey: My experience during Covid19
A commentary from Ethey, a transwoman from Masvingo, Zimbabwe. Narrating her experience during the Covid19 experience, her worries and hopes for the future.
27 minutes | Aug 20, 2019
Love and relationships
Lets talk about love, dating and heartbreaks as a transperson or ally in Zimbabwe. Quite an interesting topic.
35 minutes | May 31, 2019
Being Trans in Zimbabwe
Welcome to our first ever episode on the Purple Royale Podcast, a podcast that addresses issues and stories affecting Transgender lives in Zimbabwe. In this episode we are going back to the basics: 1. What does it mean to be transgender 2. Why is it important to learn more about transgender lives in your community. 3. What issues do transgender lives experience 4. How do you understand a transgender person better as a family member, an academic, a health specialist, a policy maker, an employer, employee or business partner and last but not least ,any member of the community In this episode we have : - An interview with two transgender persons, a transman and a transwoman. - Audio diaries of transgender persons in Zimbabwe sharing their life experiences and heartfelt stories - A dialogue among a transwoman, transman, a parent, health care specialist and an ally of the trans community in Zimbabwe. Definitely worth listening to!
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