‘We need to have each others’ backs’: TQ meets CN Lester

A fascinating interview.

The Queerness

CN Lester is a trans activist, musician, teacher, academic and author. They took time out in their typically hectic schedule to talk to Lee Williscroft-Ferris about a very exciting new project, as well as the ongoing battle for trans equality.

TQ: Hi CN, how are you today?

CN: Feeling just about fully-caffeinated, which is always a concern in January. Enough coffee and this month might be just about doable.

Tell us about ‘Trans Like Me’.

It’s the culmination of everything I’ve been doing in trans activism, blogging and gender/sex/sexuality/feminist research over the past seven years – the only problem now is trying to squeeze it all into one book! While I’m a big fan of some of the most recent trans memoirs – particularly Janet Mock’s and Juliet Jacques’ – I knew that that mode wasn’t right for what I wanted to do. Instead, I’ve tried to capture the best parts of…

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