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Review of Mea, Me, Mine

Salt Institute continues to impress me. The short audio pieces done by students are some of the best I've heard on PRX. Transgender issues are still new and unfamiliar to mainstream America. With the advent of movies like TransAmerica and this piece by Richie Duchon, we can become more aware of pain and challenges in redefining gender. Mea Tavares is an endearing and captivating subject for this piece. He was born female and has spent most of his life in turmoil. The story he tells is riveting especially the connection he's made with his father after he underwent surgery. Mea, Me, Mine is a stellar piece and quite timely. I recommend it as part of any gender issues program or as a piece of audio art.