Hallquist's new venture

Christine Hallquist speaks on Brattleboro’s Slow Living Summit panel on “Women in the Workplace: How to Approach Both Challenge and Success.”

The morning of last fall’s election, Vermonter Christine Hallquist woke to yet another heady news cycle of headlines trumpeting her as the nation’s first transgender major-party gubernatorial candidate.

Then that night, she lost.

“This is not the end of the story,” the 63-year-old Hyde Park Democrat posted on social media. “There is still so much work to do.”

A half-year later, Hallquist has plugged into a new source of power.

“I’ve had this unique experience of living in both genders, and I plan on continuing to be as strong as a woman as I was as a man,” she said at Brattleboro’s recent Slow Living Summit panel on “Women in the Workplace: How to Approach Both Challenge and Success.” “I believe we all have to stand up for each other.”

Read more at VTDigger.org (Hallquist plugs into a new source of power)

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