Author Reading: Jill Soloway, SHE WANTS IT

Women & Children First is thrilled to host a moderated conversation, audience Q&A, and book-signing with Jill Soloway in celebration of their new book, SHE WANTS IT: DESIRE, POWER, AND TOPPLING THE PATRIARCHY. Please note: this event will be held at the Chicago Waldorf School (5200 N. Ashland).
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In this poignant memoir of personal transformation, Jill Soloway takes us on a patriarchy-toppling emotional and professional journey. When Jill’s parent came out as transgender, Jill pushed through the male-dominated landscape of Hollywood to create the groundbreaking and award-winning TV series Transparent. Exploring identity, love, sexuality, and the blurring of boundaries through the dynamics of a complicated and profoundly resonant American family, Transparent gave birth to a new cultural consciousness. While working on the show and exploding mainstream ideas about gender, Jill began to erase the lines on their own map, finding their voice as a director, show creator, and activist. 

She Wants It: Desire, Power, and Toppling the Patriarchy moves with urgent rhythms, wild candor, and razor-edged humor to chart Jill’s evolution from straight, married mother of two to identifying as queer and nonbinary. This intense and revelatory metamorphosis challenges the status quo and reflects the shifting power dynamics that continue to shape our collective worldview.
Jill Soloway is the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning creator of Transparent and I Love Dick. Their first feature film, Afternoon Delight, won the 2013 Directing Award at Sundance. Their work can also be seen in Six Feet Under, How to Make It in America, and United States of Tara. An activist and artist, Jill cofounded 5050by2020, East Side Jews, and the spoken word series Sit n’ Spin. Jill lives in Los Angeles.
Event date: 
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Chicago Waldorf School
5200 N. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
She Wants It: Desire, Power, and Toppling the Patriarchy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101904749
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Crown Archetype - October 16th, 2018