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Lessons From a Life in Two Genders

Sep 07, 2016 | 16 videos
Video by The Atlantic

Twelve years into her marriage with her partner, Jennifer Finney Boylan transitioned to womanhood. In this interview filmed at the Aspen Ideas Festival, the author, trans advocate, and Barnard College professor discusses identity and which ones are fixed. “The thing that may have changed about me as a trans person most visibly is...how I look,” she says. “But in some ways for me the big difference in transition wasn’t going from male to female, it was going from someone who had a secret to someone who didn’t have a secret.”

Authors: Leah Varjacques, Nicolas Pollock

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Insights and perspectives from the 2016 Aspen Ideas Festival