Oblong Online: Rae McDaniel, GENDER MAGIC - a PRIDE 2023 event.

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
EST. via Zoom.


Presented in partnership with Dutchess County Pride Center.

In conversation with Ellis Light, Trans Closet of the Hudson Valley.

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Author Rae McDaneil will talk with Ellis Light about their first-of-its-kind practical guide to achieving gender freedom with joy, curiosity, and pleasure for transgender and non-binary individuals, gender explorers, and those who love them—perfect for readers of The Body is Not an Apology and Pleasure Activism.   

Rae McDanielGender Magic by Rae McDanielEllis Light, Trans Closet

Taking everything they know from more than a decade of working with the queer and trans community, their personal journey of gender exploration, and clinical best practices, licensed therapist, coach, and speaker Rae McDaniel created the Gender Freedom Model. A uniquely supportive narrative for gender exploration and transition grounded in queer joy, their nine-pillar model has helped thousands of transgender and nonbinary individuals explore gender through play, pleasure, and freedom. And now, it can help you too. Whether you're transgender, non-binary, cisgender, or still exploring this compassionate and practical guide will help you experience your gender in new, expansive ways. Brimming with warmth, celebration, and practical advice Gender Magic is essential reading for anyone who yearns to step into their fullest self and imagine a life beyond gender binaries. Because you—yes YOU—are magic. 

Rae McDaniel is a non-binary Therapist, Certified Sex Therapist, Coach, and Transgender Diversity and Inclusion educator. They are the founder and CEO of Practical Audacity, a Gender & Sex Therapy practice in Chicago, and an international speaker on gender freedom. As an expert in sexuality and gender exploration, they have been featured in places such as The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Time, Women’s Health, Well+Good, Refinery 29, Bustle, Elite Daily, Entrepreneur, and The Independent. Rae holds degrees from DePaul University, University of Michigan, and is certified by AASECT. They live in Chicago with their dog Gizmo, who might actually be a gremlin.

Ellis Light is an organizer with the Trans Closet of the Hudson Valley, a grassroots organization dedicated to providing clothes, gender-affirming supplies, and other resources to the HV's trans community without question or cost. They are also an editor, artist, and recovering academic. They live in Saugerties with their family and three cats: Herman, Hex, and Galadriel.

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Gender Magic: Live Shamelessly, Reclaim Your Joy, & Step into Your Most Authentic Self By Rae McDaniel, MED, LCPC, CST Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538724897
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balance - May 30th, 2023