We here at What the Trans?! have written the following statement to confirm the departure of Michelle Snow from our organisation.
We are saddened by Michelle’s recent announcement. She has been an integral member of our team ever since she and Ashleigh first created the podcast back in 2018. We wholeheartedly wish her the very best in whatever she chooses to do next.
There are a number of reasons for her departure. The climate of outright hostility towards trans people and the unceasing tragedy we deal with in the UK is very difficult to face on a daily basis. Years of confronting this hostility head-on have been difficult for all of us and, having dealt with these challenges face to face for so long, Michelle has taken the – frankly, understandable – decision to step down.
She will be missed. Michelle’s leadership and journalistic skill provided clear examples to the rest of the team, particularly those who joined us more recently. Without Michelle, this news outlet wouldn’t exist in the first place. It was her idea to start the podcast in 2018, and we regret that Michelle won’t be joining us for the rest of the journey.
We however will carry on, the intention is to get back to publishing one podcast every two weeks as soon as possible. We hope our audience can show us the same patience they’ve always had while we navigate this new and no doubt complex time in our existence. We thank our audience for their continued support and as we approach our hundredth episode, we are viewing this time as a fresh start, and we hope we can continue to keep the trans community informed for many more years.
With love, always,
The WTT Team
(Ashleigh, Alyx, Ben & Shroomy)