11. Ryka Aoki

In this episode of Traverse Talks with Sueann Ramella, author Ryka Aoki shares how growing up in the U.S., she has a hard time seeing what happens on a societal level, but still wants it to be better, as well as her personal experiences as a transgender woman. Sueann and Ryka talk about her experiences with people’s reasoning for their hatred, exploring nuance, and sharing personal stories. Ryka is a poet, author and winner of the Academy of American Poets award.