Jill Soloway

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 7:30 pm
Venue: Nourse Theater

Series: Special Events

Jill Soloway is the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning creator of Transparent and I Love Dick, and the co-creator of 5050by2020, an intersectional power movement working for equity in Hollywood. When Soloway’s father came out as transgender, everything shifted. The moment inspired them to push through the male-dominated landscape of Hollywood and create the award-winning TV series Transparent. Exploring identity, love, sexuality, and boundaries, the show gave birth to a new cultural consciousness. In the process of coming out as queer and non-binary, the lines on Soloway’s own gender map began to dissolve. In the essay collection She Wants It, Soloway chronicles the experience of transitioning from a straight, divorced, mother of two to a non-binary genderqueer director, show creator, and activist.

Cara Rose DeFabio is an artist, writer and cultural strategist. She has explored the intersection of social justice and technology at the Real Future Fair, examined a basic income at the CASH Conference, and regularly performs her own brand of tech-curious feminist theater in her hometown of San Francisco.