The Jabot
The Jabot
Mar 19, 2021
Chat with Attorney, Author, Speaker, and Activist: Robyn Gigl - Episode 53
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Kathryn talks with author and lawyer Robyn Gigl, who has a legal thriller being released at the end of March - By Way for Sorrow. They talk about Robyn's long-time dream of being an author, and how she balanced her legal practice with writing. They also delve into Robyn's process for developing the characters in her novel and share tips for aspiring writers out there. In addition to being a lawyer and writer, Robyn is also a speaker and activist who was honored by the ACLU-NJ and the NJ Pride Network for her work on behalf of the LGBTQIA+ community. They talk about her activism and being one of the founding members of the Trans Affirming Alliance.

Episode Resources

  • Robyn Gigl, rgigl@glucklaw.com
  • https://robyngigl.com/ Episode Highlights
  • Deciding to go to law school - 1:19
  • Being a lawyer for something good - 2:38
  • Starting to write novels - 5:25
  • Experience as a transwoman - 9:37
  • The justice system - 12:11
  • About her novel - 12:55
  • So many trans issues - 14:04
  • A piece of advice for aspiring authors - 18:20
  • Never give up! - 18:57
  • Do not let a failure make you feel that you’re a failure - 20:07
  • Being an activist and attorney - 20:57
  • Being free to take the path that she wanted to follow - 26:39
  • Being in an alliance for the trans community - 28:52 Subscribe, Share and Review To get the next episode subscribe with your favorite podcast player.
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