Carved from Secrets

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"River" Art by Neka King.

When River was first told that something was wrong with their body, they didn’t think it was that big a deal. But the medical system and their parents disagreed. Outside pressure to make River “normal” would cause them tremendous pain and turmoil — until they discovered there’s more than one right way to be a human. 


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Producers: Allison Behringer, Hannah Harris Green 
Story Editors: Mira Burt-Wintonick, Cassius Adair
Composer/Sound Designer: Dara Hirsch
Mix engineer: Teeny Lieberson
Managing Producer: Rebecca Mooney
Production support: Nisha Venkat