On Being a Transgender American

“I spent the first half of my life being afraid,” says Jennifer Finney Boylan, author of the bestselling memoir of transgender experience, She’s Not There, “and the second half telling people to be brave.” Boylan, who’s also known as the “voice of reason” on TV’s “I am Cait,” talks about living life as a father for six years, a mother for twelve, and neither for a few years in between.

Festival: Aspen Ideas 2016

Watch and Listen: U.S.A.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest joins The Atlantic’s Jim Fallows for a conversation about what he has... See more
Barack Obama came into office promising a new American foreign policy. Did he deliver? Did the president successfully... See more
Louis Brandeis was the greatest critic of big business and big government since Thomas Jefferson. Join Jeffrey Rosen in... See more
As part of the Festival's signature event, the Afternoon of Conversation, US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg... See more
Our signature event, the 2016 Afternoon of Conversation hosts an audience of more than 2,000 in the Benedict Music Tent... See more
What do today's Republicans believe America's role in the world should be? The GOP's presumptive nominee... See more

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