Despite making up less than one per cent of the country’s population, trans people are often the subjects of a toxic and polarised ‘debate’, primarily for the benefit of mass media spectacle and conservative talking heads. In her powerful book, The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice, Shon Faye examines how the wrong conversations are being amplified, in which trans people are denied a meaningful voice. Join us as Faye discusses with writer and performer Wren Dennehy her vision of a healthier space for talking about gender, justice, solidarity and equality.
Shon Faye is a writer from Bristol and one of the UK’s leading commentators on trans politics. After training as a lawyer, she left the law to pursue writing and campaigning, working in the charity sector with Amnesty International and Stonewall. Her first book, The Transgender Issue (Penguin, 2021), was an instant Sunday Times bestseller.