How do trans people of color thrive? Join Chicagoans on their journeys to find love, creativity, and healing.
Synopsis: America may be discovering trans people, but we’ve been here all along. Peel back the hype to share genuine moments with a nerdy immigrant, a kinky organizer, a catholic punk, and more. How did you find love? What inspires you? What keeps you going? Join us on our journeys, and you may even find that you’ve Been There too.
Starring: Mama Gloria, Darling Shear, NIC Kay, Karari Olvera, E Armea, Crispins Torres, Nina Chaubal
Been T/Here: Riot Grrrl Heart
Can wearing a suit be punk rock? A riot grrrl at heart, Crispin Torres contemplates his journey to navigate his catholic faith and how he eventually found love in a bandmate.
Been T/Here: Lessons Learned
Known as Mama in the gayborhood, Gloria Allen shares a few of the lessons she learned from her own beauty-queen-of-a mother and from a tumultuous twenty year relationship with a man on the down low.
Been T/Here: Suddenly, It All Changed
E Armea builds architectural models in the day and community at night. Having sworn off dating white people years ago, he finds love where he least expects and is changed by the experience.