13: La Chevalière d’Éon (with Maya Deane)

We’re joined by author Maya Deana (Wrath Goddess Sing) to talk about La Chevalière d’Éon, an audacious and incredibly interesting trans woman from 18th century France who was a spy, soldier, author, celebrity, and overall icon. Along the way, Maya also shares the stories of Joseph Boulange Le Chevalier De Saint-Georges, the Abbé de Choisy/Comtesse de Barres, Prince Philippe, and Achilles herself!

Learn more about Maya and her book Wrath Goddess Sing, including links to buy a copy, at mayadeane.com

Buy a copy of Wrath Goddess Sing from Bookshop –> bookshop.org/a/1419/9780063161184

References:

Queer as Fact podcast queerasfact.podbean.com/e/the-chevaliere-deon-part-1 and queerasfact.podbean.com/e/the-chevaliere-deon-part-2/

Article by Hugh Ryan www.them.us/story/chevalier-d-eon-trans-woman

Article by Emma Powys Maurice www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/06/26/chevalier-deon-transgender-spy-lgbt-history-pride/

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