So Free Art Podcast Episode 31 - Lucid Dreaming and Gender, False Awakenings and The Fun of Trying New Things, with Transgender Artist Sophie Lawson

31 – LUCID DREAMING AND GENDER

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” I THINK THAT’S ONE OF THE PROBLEMS THAT WE HAVE, WE WANT TO STAY WITH WHAT’S FAMILIAR … BECAUSE IT’S COMFORTABLE I GUESS.

– Sophie Lawson

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