Danica Roem Champions Authenticity in Politics in 'Burn the Page'

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 (Doug Stroud)

Danica Roem stunned the world of Virginia politics in 2017 when she became the first openly trans person to win a seat in a state legislature. She defeated a Republican who held the seat for more than a quarter century -- a lawmaker who called himself the state’s "chief homophobe." Roem, who's also a former journalist and thrash metal band front woman, joins us to talk about her new memoir "Burn the Page," all about her unlikely rise in politics and the importance of being your authentic self.


Danica Roem, delegate to Virginia's General Assembly. Her new memoir is "Burn the Page: A True Story of Torching Doubts, Blazing Trails, and Igniting Change."