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Lauren Taylor (she/they) is the founder and Executive Director of Defend Yourself, an organization providing classes on self-defense and bystander intervention since 1997. In this interview with Emil, Lauren shares about their new book, Get Empowered: A Practical Guide to Thrive, Heal, and Embrace your Confidence in a Sexist World, co-authored with Nadia Telsey. Get Empowered is a “practical guide for women, nonbinary, and LGBTQIA+ people to claim our right to be safe, to take up space, and to speak up for ourselves.” Find out more at https://defendyourself.org/