Alexandra Heminsley

Alexandra Heminsley | Some Body to Love

Recorded: Sat 23 Apr 2022

Duration: 1 hour

Alexandra Heminsley | Some Body to Love

Spring Festival 2022

Alexandra Heminsley is not somebody who shies away from challenges. Overcoming her distaste for exercise to become a successful runner, she wrote about her experiences in Running Like a Girl; overcoming her fear of wild swimming she wrote about it in Leap In. Her next book was not quite so straightforward. When, shortly after the birth of her first child, Alexandra was told that her then husband was going to transition, her world turned inside out. Some Body to Love is a profoundly open-hearted memoir about losing a husband but gaining a best friend. Drawing upon the unifying resilience that can be found in contemporary motherhood, Alexandra argues compellingly for a greater openness and understanding surrounding different gender expressions. In conversation with Claire Armitstead. 

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