Tuesday, 9 February 2016
Monika: Today it is my pleasure and honor to interview Claire Michelle, a young Seattle musician who documents her life and transition on YouTube. Hello Claire!
Claire: Hi Monika!
Monika: Could you say a few words about yourself?
Claire: Certainly! I’m a folk rock musician from Seattle, trying to show that transgender people are no longer in the shadows through my music and vlogs.
Monika: Why did you decide to share your transition details on YouTube?
Claire: I come from a small town where there was no sense of community for queer or transgender people. I had a community online and found myself inspired by the stories and trials that many trans people go through. So, when I started transitioning I wanted to help and educate those who may still be in the position I was, alone and without community. I figured YouTube was a good avenue for that.