Postmemory in Pop Culture
The series "Transparent" mines the complexities of postmemory and gender identity and transforms them into sophisticated and entertaining television. Join Merissa Nathan Gerson (writer and advisor to Transparent) in a discussion. Merissa Nathan Gerson is a freelance nonfiction and fiction writer. Her written work focuses on sex, sexuality, and Judaism as well as trauma, post-war reconciliation, and intergenerational repercussions of war. She was the intergenerational trauma consultant to Amazon's hit show Transparent and has writing featured in Playboy Magazine, The Atlantic, Elle.com, and Tablet. Image: Chikako Yamashiro, "Your voice came out through my throat," 2009. Video. (C) Chikako Yamashiro. Courtesy of Yumiko Chiba Associates.