Gender Reveal
Gender Reveal
Jan 27, 2020
Episode 62: Cyrus Dunham
Play • 58 min

In the Season Five premiere, Tuck speaks with Cyrus Dunham (he/him), author of the memoir A Year Without a Name. Topics include:

  • Top surgery’s role in colonialism
  • The guilty eroticism of he/him pronouns
  • Writing for trans people that don’t have all the answers yet
  • Watching your loved one become a commodity
  • Is cisness a delusion?
  • Also: Big Libra Energy and the destruction of the state

This Week In Gender: Tuck discusses The Word of the Year Is “They” on NPR Morning Edition.

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Production help: Isaura Aceves Logo: Ira M. LeighMusic: Breakmaster CylinderAdditional music: “Boston Landing” by Blue Dot SessionsSponsors: YOU! Thank you!

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