Trans Rights and Transphobia in the British Media with Juno Dawson

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In this episode, Hannah is joined by Juno Dawson, who is a bestselling author, screenwriter and journalist. Juno discusses trans rights, and also transphobia in the British media. Her and Hannah talk about healthcare for trans youth, and her new book What's the T?. Finally, Hannah and Juno discuss the evolving nature of language, and how women with an x may not be as inclusive as it first seems.
CW: Transphobia and JK Rowling.
MORE ABOUT JUNO DAWSON
Juno Dawson is a bestselling novelist, screenwriter, journalist, and a columnist for Attitude Magazine. Her writing has appeared in Glamour, The Pool, Dazed and the Guardian. She has appeared on Pointless Celebrities, BBC Women’s Hour, Front Row, ITV News, Channel 5 News, This Morning and Newsnight.
Juno’s books include the global bestsellers, THIS BOOK IS GAY and CLEAN. She won the 2020 YA Book Prize for MEAT MARKET. She also writes for television and has multiple shows in development both in the UK and US. An occasional actress and model, Juno had a cameo in the BBC’s I MAY DESTROY YOU (2020) and was the face of Jecca Cosmetics Play Pots campaign.
Juno grew up in West Yorkshire, writing imaginary episodes of Doctor Who. She later turned her talent to journalism, interviewing luminaries such as Steps and Atomic Kitten, before writing a weekly serial in a Brighton newspaper.
Juno lives in Brighton. She is a part of the queer cabaret collective known as CLUB SILENCIO. In 2014, Juno became a School Role Model for the charity STONEWALL.
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/junodawson
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/junodawson/
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