Christine Hallquist made her name in Vermont while running a major electric company and being a successful businesswoman. But Donald Trump’s election and the Women’s March inspired her to run for office – running on a campaign promise of a living wage for workers and Medicare for All. She won her primary to become the Democratic nominee for Governor of Vermont – and could now become the first transgender person elected Governor in American history.
In the ‘What I’ve Learnt’ series, we speak to everyday people about the profound events that have shaped their lives – and what they’ve learnt from it. It’s a series that uncovers the extraordinary stories often hidden and untold in our society.