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Episode 007: Julia Serano
Julia Serano is the author of the nonfiction books Whipping Girl, Excluded and Outspoken. She also just published a work of fiction called 99 Erics: a Kat Cataclysm faux novel. But wait, there’s more! She’s a biologist. She’s an activist. She’s a musician. And as you will be reminded in this conversation, Julia Serano is a “Notable Feminist Theorist.” And I’m putting that in, as she might say, “scare quotes.”
What Julia and I talked about in the episode
Julia Serano sat down with me to talk about how her life changed in three surprising ways in the wake of her gender transition, but not because she transitioned. She became a writer, a feminist theorist, and she became more confrontational, sometimes even “bombastic,” rather than a person who just wanted to smooth things over.
We also talk about the band Rush. Kind of a lot.
Where to find Julia Serano
Find Julia at her website juliaserano.com. Her professional articles about critically important trans issues, feminism, and politics are at medium.com/@juliaserano.
You can support Julia’s prolific non-fiction and fiction writing over at her patreon page,
patreon.com/juliaserano, and, as if she could be more creative, she also performs rawkin’ and often hilarious powerpop as softvowelsounds.
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