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Afterlives: The Layleen Polanco Story

A weekly Society, Culture, Documentary and True Crime podcast
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Afterlives: The Layleen Polanco Story

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Afterlives: The Layleen Polanco Story

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Afterlives: The Layleen Polanco Story

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Afterlives: The Layleen Polanco Story

A weekly Society, Culture, Documentary and True Crime podcast
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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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Podcast Details

Created by
iHeartPodcasts
Podcast Status
Idle
Started
Nov 8th, 2023
Latest Episode
Mar 30th, 2024
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
11
Avg. Episode Length
38 minutes
Explicit
Yes
Language
English
Network
iHeartRadio

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