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April Narrative Medicine Rounds with Lucy Sante

I Heard Her Call My Name, a conversation with Lucy Sante moderated by Jae Sevelius

For our April Rounds we are thrilled to welcome Lucy Sante, Belgian-American writer, critic, and author of the recently published, "I Heard Her Call My name: A Memoir of Transition," a memoir of a life spent pursuing a dream of artistic truth while evading the truth of her own gender identity, until, with the help of a face-altering photo app, at the age of 67 she turned to face who she really was. Sante's memoir braids together two threads of personal narrative: the arc of her life, and her recent step-by-step transition to a place of inner and outer alignment. Sante brings a loving irony to her account of her unsteady first steps; there was much she found she still needed to learn about being a woman after some sixty years cloaked in man's identity, in a man's world. A marvel of grace and empathy, "I Heard Her Call My Name" parses with great sensitivity many issues that touch our lives deeply, of gender identity and far beyond.  Lucy Sante will be in conversation with Jae Sevelius, PhD., a Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry) at Columbia University, a Clinical Psychologist, and a Research Scientist at New York State Psychiatric Institute. 

Side by side black and white images of Lucy Sante and book cover