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Jill Soloway is the creator of the groundbreaking Amazon series Transparent, which received two Golden Globes and eight Emmy awards, including two for Soloway’s directing. Soloway identifies as nonbinary and prefers singular they pronouns. They also wrote seven episodes of Alan Ball’s Six Feet Under for HBO. Soloway’s most recent series, also for Amazon, is I Love Dick, which they co-created and direct. In 2015, Soloway founded Topple, a media brand production company and movement that seeks to upend the patriarchy by shifting the gaze and inspiring protagonism for women, queer people, people of color and their allies. They also co-founded the online channel Wifey.tv with Rebecca Odes. Soloway’s first feature film, Afternoon Delight, won the 2013 Directing Award at Sundance. Onstage, Soloway co-created the live theatrical experience the Real Live Brady Bunch, and is the author of the memoir Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants. Crown Books will debut Soloway’s upcoming essay collection in 2018.