Alex Myers

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Alex Myers is a writer, teacher, speaker, and activist. Since high school, Alex has campaigned for transgender rights. As a female-to-male transgender person, Alex began his transition at Phillips Exeter Academy and was the first transgender student in that academy’s history. Alex was also the first openly transgender student at Harvard and worked to change the university’s nondiscrimination clause to include gender identity. For the past decade, he has taught English at private high schools and currently lives in Washington, DC, with his wife and two cats.

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Alex Myers: Author of REVOLUTIONARY

REVOLUTIONARY is a fascinating retelling of the story of America’s first female soldier who successfully disguised herself as a man and fought valiantly in the Revolutionary War.

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. If I am not for myself, who is? (Reb Hillel)

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I would love to meet Moses and get the straight story.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Honestly, too many to list. When I used to race triathlons, I did a few races where Team Hoyt competed. I would have to say that I admire them tremendously.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. The list changes frequently. "Lodestar," "Office Girl," "Jolene," "Drifter's Life," and "Stormy Weather" are currently some favorites.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. People who don't look where they are going.

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