On this episode of Pop Life Kendall Phillips is joined by TJ Billard. TJ is an assistant professor in the School of Communication, his research spans political communication, the sociology of social movements, and transgender studies, with a primary focus on the relationship between media and the US transgender rights movement.Kendall and TJ discuss Pop Culture through the lens of transgender representation.Historically how has; or hasn’t, pop culture served the needs of the trans community? What have been consequences of negative representation of trans people? And what does authentic representation look like?Have a questions or an idea for a future episode? Connect with on Twitter and Instagram to let your voice be heard.Want more Pop Life? Subscribe in Apple Podcasts or Stitcher for automatic delivery of new episodes.