People think Aralyn Hughes lives a shocking life. And she wouldn’t have it any other way.
Growing up in rural Oklahoma, Aralyn’s early life was anything but “shocking.” Oh, how times change. This pioneer for women’s rights and self-proclaimed “Queen of Weird” took attendees to this month’s talk on a colorful, poignant, and shocking journey through her incredible life. Whether it was teaching students about sex in a time when such topics were taboo, being among the first women in the US to obtain a legal abortion, or driving around Austin in her banana-topped art car, Aralyn Hughes makes a habit out of disrupting social norms. And the world is better for it.