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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Revolutionary

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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.

My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Meursault. But I tend to prefer the zeroes to the heroes.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. I'd like to play the guitar well.

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’s your greatest fear?

A. Waking up with no memory and no sense of self.

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