Apr 15, 2018 - 7 min
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An unearthing of crucial historical representations of alternative gender expression. The terms by which we understand sexual orientation and gender identity are products of history and culture. Far from being a recent or 21st-century phenomenon, people have chosen, courageously, to trans gender throughout history. History professor Jen Manion explores the stories of 19th century 'female husbands' who defied the strict gender roles of the era to live their lives authentically.