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St Hilda's Feminist Salon

17:00 to 19:00

St Hilda's Feminist Salon and the OUSU LGBTQ Campaign welcomed Jessica Lynn to St Hilda's. Jessica Lynn is a Californian transgender activist, the co-founder and President of 'Your True Gender', a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the community on transgender issues. Jessica gave an hour long presentation of her life story, explaining the trauma of the discrimination against trans people, and of having her youngest son taken away from her. The discussant was Guo Sheng Liu, chair of the OUSU LGBTQ+ Campaign, who asked Jessica to expand on her thoughts about what it means to be a woman. The audience asked questions about Jessica's ongoing legal battle, and her general thoughts on the struggle of trans people to be included in feminism.The conversation continued over dinner, with invited guests and many of the students who help to organise the Feminist Salons.

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