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 cnlester.com, on Twitter, @cnlester, and on Spotify.
CN Lester photo credit: Raphael Neal
What we discussed & useful links
- CN’s Wikipedia page and book Trans Like Me
- Castrati and Travesti
- Leslie Feinberg and Kate Bornstein’s My Gender Workbook
- ContraPoints’ video about J. K. Rowling (posted 26 January 2021) [watch below]