Jennifer Boylan - Clothes Don't Make the Woman


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(Trigger warning: this interview contains a brief reference to suicide.)

This week's interview is with brilliant writer and activist Professor Jennifer Finney Boylan. Her memoir She’s Not There, A Life in Two Genders is a must-read, as are her New York Times columns.

For many years, Jenny was the co-chair of GLAAD’s board of directors. She was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Kinsey Institute for Research on Sex, Gender and Reproduction, and she advised and appeared on the TV series I Am Cait with Caitlin Jenner. But wait - there's more: Jennifer Boylan’s big TV moment was on Oprah, and you’re going to hear all about that.

We discuss the transgender experience, and the detail of Jennifer's journey. We talk about the role and limitations of clothes in communicating identity, how fashion represents status, the moral imagination, why Kris Jenner believes in the power of the stylist, and fighting bigotry in Trumpland.

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