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Let Me Be Frank: A Book About Women Who Dressed Like Men To Do Shit They Weren't Supposed to Do illuminates with a wry warmth the incredible stories of a diverse group of women from different ethnicities and cultural backgrounds who have defied the patriarchy, refusing to allow men or the status quo to define their lives or break their spirit. An often sardonic and thoroughly impassioned homage to female ingenuity and tenacity, the women profiled in this inspiring anthology broke the rules to reach their goals and refused to take “no” for an answer. These women took matters into their own hands, dressing — sometimes literally, sometimes figuratively — as men to do what they wanted to do.
Tracy Dawson, actress and writer, began on the mainstage of the world renowned Second City in Toronto. In 2009 Tracy won an emerging TV writer award at the Banff World Television Festival and was soon staffed as a writer (and later cast as a lead actor) on the Canadian comedy series, Call Me Fitz. Tracy went on to win the Gemini Award and the Canadian Screen Award for Best Lead Comedic Actress for her work opposite Jason Priestley on Fitz. Tracy's play, them & us, was produced in 2009 by the prestigious Theatre Passe Muraille in Toronto. Fans of Disney Channel Halloween movies know Tracy as the evil Deimata from Girl vs Monster.
Dawson will be in conversation with Amber Tamblyn, an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Independent Spirit Award-nominated actress, writer, and director. She is the author of six books, including the critically acclaimed Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution. Her seventh book, Listening in the Dark , is an anthology reclaiming the power of women's intuition. Tamblyn reviews books of poetry by women for Bust, and is a contributing writer for the New York Times and The Cut, writing on themes of gender inequality and women's rage.