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

Mar 13, 2018

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!


Strong Female Characters examines our favorite female characters and storylines in genre and draws parallels to their real-life counterparts and current events. Fangrrls managing editor Cher Martinetti and contributing editor Preeti Chhibber welcome a different guest each week to explore oft-used tropes, representation in media, and the surprising and sometimes humorous ways in which pop culture and science fiction can influence our daily lives.

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