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.

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. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Humbert humbert.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Is, was, were.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. The act of loving and being loved... a balance of having basic wants satisfied but still wanting something profound & sublime.

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