Trans Right: Living With Dignity w/ Michelle Rogers

Next Steps Forward

Sep 14 2021 • 1 hr

Michelle Rogers, author of Trans Right, speaks with Chris Meek about how growing up with conservative values shaped her political philosophy and continues to do so today despite her journey of turning transgender later in life. Michelle embodies what it means to be both transgender and strongly conservative, a sector of individuals that is often overlooked and a reminder that their are many different voices and experiences of those in the transgender community. Though Michelle’s story may seem like one solely of change, it is a reminder of the reality that becoming transgender doesn’t mean that everything about a person will change - often change mainly occurs in regards to gender. Michelle will speak on important topics concerning the intersection of her conservative beliefs and transition, including why she believes it has become a common misperception that individuals who transition or those who support the transgender community have left-leaning political inclinations. Her message is powerful: transgender individuals are not trying to tear the lives of others apart, instead they simply want to live with dignity. Find more information about Michelle’s book here: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/trans-right-michelle-l-rogers/1139608894