Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with CN Lester (photo credit: Raphael Neal)

Episode 31

A conversation with CN Lester


37 min. Recorded on 1 February 2021.

CN’s pronouns are they/them, and they are a trans person. Find out what that means to CN in this episode.

We also talk about the importance of strategy when it comes to gender education, effects of testosterone on the singing voice, books, and the queer history of opera.

“‘Trans’ is many many different things, and one of the things it is, is deliberate coalition of people who need to work together because the world is not currently fair or equal for people who are deemed too gender non-conforming.”

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About CN Lester

CN Lester is a musician, writer, researcher, and queer/trans/feminist activist. They are the author of Trans Like Me and curate the arts event Transpose. They’re currently working on their second book and fourth album.

You can find out more about CN on their website, on Twitter, @cnlester, and on Spotify.

CN Lester photo credit: Raphael Neal

What we discussed & useful links

Cover of CN Lester's book, 'Trans Like Me'

J.K. Rowling | ContraPoints

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