Juliet Jacques and Rebecca Root, author and narrator of Trans: A Memoir, join Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios to discuss the process of writing and narrating this work. Both women also candidly share their personal experiences undergoing gender reassignment services.
In July 2012, aged 30, Juliet Jacques underwent sex reassignment surgery and felt for the first time that her body matched the person she felt she had been since childhood. Through university and then in a series of dead end clerical jobs, Jacques felt out of place with her surroundings, and with who she really was. Living in Brighton, trying to launch a career as a writer, she navigates the hostilities and misunderstandings of growing up in a time when the mainstream media - and even feminism - fail to acknowledge transgender identity.