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August 29, 2011
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Paula Sophia Schonauer is a twenty year veteran with the Oklahoma City Police Department, the agency’s first openly transgender officer. She’s a graduate from the MFA in Creative Writing program at the University of Central Oklahoma where she studied the art of fiction writing. Her work has appeared in various online and print publications...

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Oklahoma Inside Out – 2011/07/09

August 25, 2011
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This week, Scott talks with Paula Sophia about her short story, “Hystericus,” and her upcoming novel. We also explore the challenges Paula has experienced being the first transgender officer on the Oklahoma City Police Department. Paula is a hero to many in the LGBT community for her determination and the progress she has made....

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A Woman Called Dad

August 22, 2011
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A Woman Called Dad

The other day my daughter looked at me misty-eyed and sincere. “I love you, Daddy,” she said. Now, that might not sound so strange, but when you consider that I’m a male-to-female transsexual who transitioned almost ten years ago, the word daddy can stick out like a thistle with the ability to scratch, irritate,...

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Any Body in Akron

August 22, 2011
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Any Body in Akron

It was a cloudy day, damp. The smell of sulfur hung in the air, like rotten eggs everywhere, but Dad drove with the window down. He took a deep breath, inhaling through his nose. “That, my boy, is the smell of industry.” I buried my face in my jacket. “You don’t like it? Well,...

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Hystericus

August 16, 2011
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Hystericus

Excerpt: Sophie is Oklahoma City’s newest female police officer. As a twelve year veteran, she isn’t new to the streets—she’s new to being a woman. When summoned to the Oklahoma County Jail, Sophie is ordered to take a difficult pregnant inmate to an OB-GYN appointment at University Hospital. While waiting in the doctor’s office,...

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