Ladies Knight with Charlotte Clymer [PODCAST]

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Writer, army veteran, social media influencer and US Chess member Charlotte Clymer joins Jennifer Shahade on Ladies Knight live from Las Vegas, where Charlotte participated in her first women’s event, the US Women’s Open. Charlotte and Jennifer talk about Charlotte’s experience in the Armed Forces Championships, how to make chess more inclusive and why every chess game is like a movie.

They also tackle tough questions like whether or not gender fluidity threatens Women’s chess tournaments (spoiler alert- Charlotte says NO!) and how even well-meaning allies can go wrong when heaping flattery and attention on marginalized groups.

Charlotte also talks about her goals in chess, her chess heroes and the injustice of ageism.

Follow Charlotte on https://twitter.com/cmclymer and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/cmclymer/.

Jen Shahade, U.S. Women’s Open organizer Janelle Losoff and Charlotte Clymer, Photo Tim Hanks

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Ladies Knight features music by the artist Juga, who went viral when her song, Oh Capablanca,dropped in the Fall of 2018. You can find more about Juga on https://www.jugamusica.com/

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