Can you imagine being born a girl — raised, conditioned, educated, and socialised to be female — all the while feeling like you were meant to be a boy? That’s the story of Bendigo author, activist and performer Ben MacEllen, who started out life “as a girl named Sue”. At thirty-three Ben made the life-changing decision to transition from female to male to become the man he always knew himself to be.
Transmansplaining is an original one-man stage show based on the experiences of Ben, a self-described “short, balding, bearded, gay, trans man”. Using humour, storytelling and intimate disclosures, he reveals his unique perspective of life as a male trapped in a female body. Drawing on his memoir A Cut Closer to Whole and fifteen years of living as a man, Transmansplaining chronicles Ben’s early inklings of being different, the realisation of his sexuality and gender dysphoria, and the poignant and often humorous observations of being a female-to-male transsexual.
Since becoming a Semi-Finalist in the World Championships of Public Speaking (Chicago 2018), Ben has been in demand as a speaker, combining his skills as a natural raconteur and comic, with the passion of a social justice activist. Transmansplaining finally reveals the real Ben: writer, advocate and trans man performer.
The Venue: The Engine Room
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