Interview with the “Women-In-Depth” Podcast

Interview with: Women-in-Depth: Conversations About the Inner Lives of Women, Episode #24. Hosted by Lourdes Viado, PhD, MFT.

Date of release: December 8, 2016

Episode length: 49 minutes

From the host:

My guest on the podcast this week is Dara Hoffman-Fox. Dara is a Licensed Professional Counselor and gender therapist in private practice who works with transgender, gender variant, and gender questioning individuals. Dara frequently serves as a resource on transgender issues for the media and is a prolific gender-identity thought leader whose articles and videos have empowered thousands worldwide. Dara provides educational resources through a blog (, YouTube channel, social media networks, trainings, and presentations, and is the author of You and Your Gender Identity: A Guide to Discovery.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Gender therapy, working with people on transgender issues
  • Creating a more welcoming world for people who are transgender
  • Helping people with their gender identity
  • How transgender issues touch upon most people’s lives
  • Why more people will start to come out with future generations
  • Looking at America’s history of previously oppressed groups
  • Creating a better society by opening up to social groups
  • What it means to be transgender
  • Why physiology and genitalia don’t specifically relate to gender
  • How transgender forms through discomfort of an assigned gender
  • The challenges and experiences people go through
  • Overcoming repressed feelings
  • Dealing with decisions on a daily basis driven by gender (e.g. Which public bathroom to use)
  • Why trans people don’t get to choose their gender
  • The transition differences between male and female
  • How puberty effects the transition differences
  • Getting support from friends and family
  • Q&A from listeners

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1 Comment
  • Emma Sweet

    December 7, 2016 at 5:45 PM Reply

    One of the best interviews I’ve heard, Dara. Lourdes was a great host and as always you’re so articulate and well-spoken. Sure, I’ve heard or learned much of what was talked about but it helps me so much to hear it again. I always learn something more.

    Thank you for posting this!

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