Imara Jones



Creator and Producer, TransLash


Imara, whose work has won Emmy and Peabody Awards, is the creator of Translash Media, a cross-platform journalism, personal storytelling and narrative project, which produces content to shift the current culture of hostility towards transgender people in the US. As part of her work at TransLash, lmara hosts the WEBBY-nominated “TransLash Podcast with Imara Jones,” as well as the investigative, limited series, “The Anti-Trans Hate Machine: A Plot Against Equality.” This year Politico named her as one of the 40 power players at the intersection of race, politics, and policy. In 2020 Imara was featured on the cover of Time Magazine as part of its New American Revolution special edition. In 2019 she chaired the first-ever UN High Level Meeting on Gender Diversity with over 600 participants. Imara has been featured regularly in The Guardian, The Nation, MSNBC, CNBC, NPR, Mic, and Colorlines. Imara is a 2021 Nathan Cummings Foundation Fellow and a 2019 Soros Equality Fellow. She serves on the New York City Commission on Gender Equity. She also serves on the boards of the Transgender Law Center, Anti-Violence Project, GLSEN, the LGBTQ+ Museum, and the New Pride Agenda. Imara is also part of the Move to End Violence.