Episode 9 – Kate O’Donnell

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Episode 9 – Kate O’Donnell

Former drag queen gets handed babies in airports. Sounds like a headline from scandalous woman’s weekly magazine!  But for this Strong Manchester Woman, this her life – well that is since she closed the door on her male privilege.

In this episode, your host Vic Elizabeth Turnbull speaks to award-winning performer and writer Kate O’Donnell. Kate’s also the founder of the pioneering arts company Trans Creative, who make award-winning theatre and curate the Manchester trans arts festival, Trans Vegas. Trans Creative uses creativity to reach communities and organisations across the country, sharing trans experiences to help create trans allies. 

Kate O’Donnell

A fabulous conversation with Kate O’Donnell, an award-winning performer, writer and the founder of the pioneering company, Trans Creative. —————————————————— Former drag queen gets handed babies in airports. Sounds like a headline from a gossip magazine! But this is life for this Strong Manchester Woman – well that is since she closed the door on her male privilege.

In this episode Kate talks openly about,

  • what it’s really like to live as a trans-woman
  • why she looks up to Mary Portis
  • fighting negativity with fabulous creativity
  • making space for older women
  • leaving a stable, well-paid job to follow her passion
  • finding love in her fifties
  • sobriety 

Links and information

  • Find out more about Trans Creative on their website (you can also get the ‘Stand by your Trans’ t-shirts here too)
  • Kate’s on twitter here
  • Mermaids is the charity that supports young trans people, children and their families

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25th September 2019

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