8. Woman and Lessons from a New One: Paula Stone Williams, As a Woman

8. Woman and Lessons from a New One: Paula Stone Williams, As a Woman

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In this episode, I talk with Paula Stone Williams about her book, As a Woman.

A father, husband and successful pastor and CEO, Paula Stone Williams made the decision transition at the age of 60 and quickly discovered her life as a woman was not going to be as easy as her life as a (white) man. Transgender people are in a very unique position having lived as both genders. Paula illuminates the aspects of our gender socialisation and culture that often go unexamined, demonstrating how drastically her life changed when nothing else did but her gender.

Some topics of discussion include:

  1. What life was like for Paula as a child and her long, successful career in an evangelical community that she was kicked out of as soon as they learned she was transgender
  2. Her life now compared to when she was living as a man, including what she finds most frustrating and most common
  3. Losing her status, her voice and even her confidence after coming up against what women have struggled with for millennia - being listened to, taken seriously or simply not interrupted

And more!

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The quotes you will hear read during the interview are taken directly from the book, As a Woman.

Transcription is available here

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