Musician, writer and activist, author of Trans Like Me: A Journey for All of Us – Wikipedia explains it all.




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§ 17 Responses to About

  • Anna-Maria says:

    Lovely blog, look forward to seeing it grow. xx

  • David Henry says:

    Nice to see you out and about in cyberspace once more old friend! x

  • Paul Fox says:

    I heard you perform in ‘En Travesti Ensemble’s fabulous Forgotten Voices concert at Handel House’. Fabulous indeed. You bowled me over.

  • maddox says:

    Hey yo, found your blog and I’m perusing the latest posts. Quite hooked so far!

  • Cesario says:

    A great blog, thank you. As a transman who as elected not to take hormones (or have surgery), but who is working through major vocal dysphoria, your blog has been a pleasure and a help to read. Thanks.

  • Lipstick Terrorist says:

    Hey CN! Because you are not afraid to get your hands dirty and write controversial things, I have nominated you for a WordPress Family Award (community, not nuclear). Check out the info, plus link to award creator’s original post here: http://lipstickterrorist.wordpress.com/2013/05/07/ive-got-an-award/

  • womandrogyne says:

    I’m very pleased to have been led to your blog by new friends in a genderqueer/non-binary fb group I joined recently. You have friends with good sense :).

  • I find your blog interesting and inspirational. Thank you!

  • johnmitchk says:

    Hi! I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blog award. You can find the rules in my blog post titled “Very Inspiring Blog Awards :D”

  • Ally Jones says:

    Would like to sign as an individual.

  • pennygadd51 says:

    Hi CN,
    I listened to you at the Cheltenham Literary Festival (I was the transwoman who asked the question about hormones). You sounded as though you are a scholar who is fully familiar with their subject. But even more important perhaps, you sounded like a wonderful, humane person.
    I shall follow your blog, and hope to get to know you better.
    Just in case you’re interested, I also have a wordpress blog, Autumn Leaves, where I post original fiction.
    All the best

    • cnlester says:

      Thank you for such a lovely message! On holiday at the moment, but will check out your blog when I get back – and thank you for the thoughtful question also. All the very best.

  • Allison says:

    Dear CN,

    I picked up Trans Like Me at the Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference in August, and I keep reading and re-reading it. It’s up there with Whipping Girl as something that keeps helping me make sense of my (trans) nature. I especially appreciate reading an enby’s perspective on things. I’m non-binary myself and find myself gravitating to non-binary people when I have a choice, and I find that even in trans circles, non-binary perspectives get ignored.

    Yes, both have some sections that are hard reading — the erasure and distortion of trans people, is hard to think about, and I know I’m very, very privileged in that I don’t have to deal with that stuff in my daily life. I’m not a fighter (I’ll happily join the ladies’ auxiliary, though 🙂 ), so I’m glad that there are people out there — like you, like Julia Serano, like Zinnia Jones — who are fighting.

    Thank you for writing it.

    — Allison

    P.S.: do you use “CN” as your first name? Like, pronounced “see-en”? “Inquiring minds would like to know….”

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