In what many would call a surprise ruling, especially during the current political climate, the Supreme Court handed down a six to three ruling in favor of Gay and Transgender Rights.
According to Shawn Padley, it’s about time. For most of his adult life, Padley had to respond to feminine pronouns like she and her. Now, a few years into his transition Padley says you can call him anything but she and her.
In this edition of Radio Chipstone with contributor gianoer fields, Padley confesses his love for stuff and how his perspective of some objects changed during the transition into his authentic self.
About the Host:
gianofer (JON nah fer) fields is an Art Historian and Material Culture contributor and curates the Radio Chipstone series. The project is hosted by the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and funded by the Chipstone Foundation; a decorative arts foundation whose mission is preserving and interpreting their collection, as well as stimulating research and education in the decorative arts.
About the Guest:
Shawn Padley is attending college and this year, he made the Honors list!
Image: Courtesy of gianofer fields.
This segment comes from the Radio Chipstone Archives on WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio. See here.