On Being Published by On Being Joy Ladin — Gender and the Syntax of Being: Identity and Transition Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/355367/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Gender defines us from the moment we’re born. But how is that related to the lifelong work of being at home in ourselves? We explore this question through her story of transition from male to female -- in an orthodox Jewish world.