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Afterlives: The Layleen Polanco Story

Afterlives: The Layleen Polanco Story

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The life and legacy of Layleen Xtravaganza Cubilette-Polanco is at the heart of Afterlives, a podcast about trans lives we’ve lost and the ways their stories have reshaped our world. Known to light up a room, Layleen was an Afro-Latina trans woman in New York City who was sentenced to the city’s notorious jail complex on Rikers Island. She died there in 2019, at the young age of 27.

Hosted by Raquel Willis and inspired by her award-winning work on Out magazine’s Trans Obituaries Project, this 7-episode series celebrates Layleen’s vibrant life through memories from her family of origin and the community she discovered in New York’s famed ballroom scene. The series unpacks the systems that failed Layleen leading up to her death at Rikers through in-depth interviews with activists fighting against the criminalization of sex work, solitary confinement, and the epidemic of anti-trans violence.

Afterlives is the story of Layleen’s life, and the fight that continues in her name today.

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How many episodes does Afterlives: The Layleen Polanco Story have?

Afterlives: The Layleen Polanco Story currently has 10 episodes available.

What topics does Afterlives: The Layleen Polanco Story cover?

The podcast is about Society & Culture, True Crime, Documentary and Podcasts.

What is the most popular episode on Afterlives: The Layleen Polanco Story?

The episode title 'Bonus: The History of the Stroll & Stories from a Trans Elder' is the most popular.

What is the average episode length on Afterlives: The Layleen Polanco Story?

The average episode length on Afterlives: The Layleen Polanco Story is 41 minutes.

How often are episodes of Afterlives: The Layleen Polanco Story released?

Episodes of Afterlives: The Layleen Polanco Story are typically released every 7 days.

When was the first episode of Afterlives: The Layleen Polanco Story?

The first episode of Afterlives: The Layleen Polanco Story was released on Nov 8, 2023.

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