#381: An interview with Naomi Gordon-Loebl, author of “Saying Goodbye to My Chest”
There’s still time to join our discussion next Sunday, February 26
Happy Thursday, loyal readers. Great to see so many new subscribers here this week. Welcome to our kind and thoughtful reading community. Hope you like it here.
This month at Article Club, we’ve been focusing on “Saying Goodbye to my Chest,” by Naomi Gordon-Loebl. If you haven’t read the article yet, I encourage you to do so. In the essay, Gordon-Loebl poignantly and vulnerably discusses her upcoming top surgery. It’s outstanding.
Also: I hope you’ll join us to discuss the article on Sunday, February 26, 2:00 - 3:30 pm PT on Zoom. There’s still time to sign up! Article Clubbers are kind and thoughtful and welcoming. Our conversations are always in small, intimate, facilitated groups.
I’m excited to share that I had the opportunity to interview Naomi a couple days ago about her brilliant essay. We talked about a number of topics, including:
how it feels to be on the other side of her top surgery
how there’s no one monolithic experience of being trans
how trans people deserve stories of nuance and complexity
how writing is like going down to the bottom of the ocean and noticing what you’re seeing along the way
how educators should treat trans kids (and all kids) in the classroom
I hope you take a listen and let me know what you think.
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