A conversation with Charlize Jamieson
54 min. Recorded on 20 May 2021.
Charlize’s pronouns are she/her, and she is a transgender woman. Find out what that means to Charlize in this episode.
We also talk about the importance of community and local connections, owning who you are, society’s obsession with looks, that it’s never too late to be brave, how your path is unique rather than right or wrong, and that people don’t need to change their minds to have a change of heart.
“This fundamentally changes a marriage…It doesn’t change whether you love someone or not…you love the person on the inside, that really doesn’t change. But there are aspects of marriage where it does change.”
TRANSCRIPT [expand to read] – COMING SOON
“I am 65 and I retired two years ago, however, I’ve know something was “different” with me since the age of 13. I didn’t know the term for it back then but I knew I couldn’t tell anyone about what I was feeling inside. So, I didn’t. For 50 years. I thought I would take my little secret to the grave. I didn’t quite make it. I am married – to a woman – and have been married twice. My first marriage produced two children (now in their 30’s) and one from my present (she is 22). Each of my children affirm my transition and love me as I am. My wife is supportive though, it’s been a struggle and fundamentally changes a marriage. I am out and living full time as a woman.”
What we discussed & useful links
- The Human Library
- United Way non-profit organisation
Bimodal distribution [see below]