Dr. Lobdell begins her talk with an introduction to transgender identities and issues and challenges to help people better understand the difficulties experienced by Lucy/Joseph and wife, Marie. The talk will focus on the timeline of Lucy/Joe's life, moving from childhood to adulthood and transformation into manhood. The talk will discuss the several times Joe succeeded in successfully integrating into communities before having his female body discovered, which resulted in his expulsion from those communities. Dr. Lobdell’s talk will also cover Joe's marriage to Marie Louise Perry and their life in the woods in an attempt to escape persecution. The talk will end with coverage of Joe's incarceration in insane asylums, false obituaries, and Marie's return to Massachusetts.