Courtney Act ‘It was harder than coming out’
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Shane Jenek aka Courtney Act is a trailblazer, glittering on the international stage as a drag diva, reality star, and one of the first artists of our time to show their gender fluidity.

In this episode Jess sits down with the boy, girl, artist and advocate to talk about their search for identity and the importance of spreading queer joy. Courtney shares details of her life changing conversation with Chaz Bono which enabled her to finally stand in the truth of who she was, and why everything made sense in that moment of liberation after years of gender confusion.

Courtney also reveals how being honest with her parents about her identity was harder than coming out, and why gender-neutral pronouns are ‘punk’.

This episode might just challenge the way you look at identity, and how we all make sense of ourselves in the world.

A quick content warning: This episode is created for adult audiences only, and contains references to sex and drug use that may incite pearl clutching.

'Caught in the Act' is available at your local bookstore now, and you can stay up to date with Courtney here

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