La Chevalière d’Éon (with Maya Deane)

We’re joined by author Maya Deane (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

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