Episode 23

January 27, 2021

01:18:24

Interview with Nora

Interview with Nora
Women Bridging the Gap
Interview with Nora
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Show Notes

Lenya and Alexandra are joined by Nora to discuss tech, space, and her transgender transition. Lenya and Nora met at the wig shop where Lenya worked and they formed a friendship. This episode goes deep into some areas of gender and transgender, like what was the moment when you knew you were transgender? And what was the first thing you wanted to do after you knew? The rapport between all three is casual and safe to allow for such deep and personal questions, and more. The conversation also explores leaving earth for Mars, what Sci-Fi shows an aerospace engineer enjoys, and growing up when the internet was just starting. Nora is a second generation aerospace engineer, born and raised in Santa Clara, CA. Links from our discussion: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/415459.I_Have_No_Mouth_and_I_Must_Scream -- Please **rate and review** this podcast if you enjoyed it; reviews greatly help new listeners see this podcast is worth their time. You can find Women Bridging the Gap on [Apple Podcasts](https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/women-bridging-the-gap/id1521503012) and [Podchaser](https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/women-bridging-the-gap-1304390). **We want to hear from you!** Let us know how you’re speaking about these issues with your friends. **Let us know what topics you want to hear!** Join the [Facebook Group](https://www.facebook.com/groups/665585734389981) Email us at [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) You can find us at: [WomenBridgingtheGap.com](https://womenbridgingthegap.com) Or on Instagram: * Find Lenya at: [@Lenya_goddess_the_one](https://www.instagram.com/lenya_goddess_the_one) * And Alexandra at: [@a_xandra17](https://www.instagram.com/a_xandra17) and [@thewritingleap](https://www.instagram.com/thewritingleap) * And the show is at: [@women_bridging_the_gap](https://www.instagram.com/women_bridging_the_gap/) This podcast was edited by Brendan Hutchins from Podcast Advocate. Go to [PodcastAdvocate.Network](http://PodcastAdvocate.Network) or find him on [Twitter @PodcastAdvocate](https://twitter.com/podcastadvocate) to learn more.

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