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DPI Alum Brett Myers Produces Youth Radio Story on Trans Rights

Friday, Feb 24, 2017

Trans activist Jace McDonald laughs with classmates in his high school drama class. Image by Brett Myers via Youth Radio

Department of Photography & Imaging Alum Brett Myers ('00) works as a producer for Oakland-based Youth Radio, which provides programs for youth nationwide to create original audio-based reporting.

Recently, Brett assisted student reporter Nanette Thompson in creating an important piece on transgender student rights. The story was featured on NPR and includes an interview with trans student activist Jace McDonald as well as perspectives from parents, teachers, and other gender-nonconforming students.

Nanette's reporting is accompanied by photography by Brett, who also produced the piece.

 

About Youth Radio:

 

Youth Radio was established in 1993 as an outlet for Bay Area youth to process their experiences and provide an alternative perspective to the prevailing media dialogue. In 2007, Youth Radio moved its headquarters to downtown Oakland, helping transform an under-invested part of the city into a world-class center of art, commerce, and culture. Youth Radio operates bureaus in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Washington, DC. and is often featured on NPR.