During the off-year that was 2020 I was unemployed and decided that I wanted to learn how to podcast. The concept behind InTransit came from my growing frustrations with the adjustment to postgrad life, and I wanted to create a platform for diverse voices to find commonality in their efforts to figure it out.
I decided to brand InTransit with the subway theme because it fits the metaphor of movement and transition behind the show- we're all moving from one place to another, even if we're not sure where we're going. I envisioned a graphic of a masked woman on the subway for the podcast art, so I partnered with an artist friend to design the cover art, and a graphic designer friend to create the InTransit logo. I wanted the logo to take after the lines of the DC metro map for a home-town touch.
In June of 2020 the Black Lives Matter movement was sweeping the country, and living 3 miles from Black Lives Matter Plaza in D.C. I was fascinated by how the movement was so successful at using social media to mobilize people to protest in a pandemic. It was also a time of reflection. I was a third year at UVA during the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 11th and 12th, 2017. I dedicated the first episode of InTransit to be a platform for a panel of UVA graduates to share their experiences from 2017 and reflect on how that affected their understanding of the 2020 movement having graduated college.
I produced 14 episodes of InTransit, covering various topics like branding oneself on social media, dating during a pandemic, the moral dilemma of "am I a gentrifier?" when moving to a new city and more.
I'm currently working on the next phase of InTransit as I adjust to my new chapter of life here in New York City. Learn more about InTransit and checkout episodes here.