In this episode of Longing For The Spirit, I speak to Claire Rudy Foster, a queer, nonbinary trans writer and author. They are also an addict in recovery, a divorce survivor and solo parent. They have seen their fair share of transitions, of all kinds, and they are here to talk about them with candor, humour and grace.
Please make space in your day for this interview. With their second collection of short stories, Shine of the Ever, coming out soon (November 5, 2019), Foster shares about the challenges and rewards of writing from true authenticity, and how their writing has changed as they have. They talk about the losses they incurred as they moved through their own journey. They talk about how it is like to make the shift in pronouns - mentally, emotionally and even medically / physically.
We also get a fantastic overview on HOW to talk to trans people. If you're like me (a cishet), you probably have questions about how to approach someone who is trans. Claire Rudy Foster breaks it down and gives a LOT of information. I invite you to get the cheat sheet for this! It's packed full of wonderful tips and techniques. In the end - just be kind and open-minded.
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If you want a copy of the How to Talk to Trans People, email me at: email@example.com and use the subject line "trans". And that's it - I will send it over. You will also be joining the growing Longing For The Spirit email community!