Strong Female Characters #13: Jessica Jones' Shakina Nayfack joins us to discuss the challenges of trans representation in genre

Dec 18, 2018, 1:00 PM EST (Updated)

We know, we know. It's been a minute since our last installment of Strong Female Characters, and three weeks is already too long for us not to talk to each other - let alone talk about something important and timely in genre for this podcast. But don't fret, listeners: we're back today with a brand-new episode, and it's a pretty great convo if we do say so ourselves.

This week, Shakina Nayfack (Difficult People) joins us to talk about her newest role going toe-to-toe with Carrie-Anne Moss's Jeri Hogarth in the second season of Marvel's Jessica Jones, as well as the challenges facing trans representation in genre. Check out the episode below!


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