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  1. Interview with Roxanne Anderson

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Anderson, Roxanne, Jenkins, Andrea
    Date: Jul. 23, 2015
    Topics: Activists, Appearance, Artists, Discrimination, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Hormones, Racially mixed people
    Subject: queer identity, Transmasculine
    Description: In this oral history, Roxanne Anderson reflects on their experiences as a black, masculine of center, gender nonconforming person living in the Midwest. Anderson describes what they see as the most...
  2. J. Soto Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Soto, J., Milks, M. Henry
    Date: Oct. 20, 2016
    Topics: Acceptance, Artists, Arts, Childhood, Christianity, Coming out, Ethnic groups, Families, FtMs, Gay community, Gender fluid, Gender identity, Language, Migration, Night life, Relationships, Social exclusion, Transgender community, Transitioning
    Subject: J. Soto
    Description: J. Soto recounts his evolving understanding of gender and identity along his eastward migration across the United States. Born and raised in the Bay Area, J. attended graduate school in Chicago, IL...
  3. Jarrett Key Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Key, Jarrett, Niculescu, Sebastián Castro
    Date: Jul. 25, 2018
    Topics: Artists, Black people, Choreographers, Colleges, Dancers, Families, LGBTI community, Politics, Sexuality, Twins
    Subject: Brown University
    Description: Jarrett Key speaks of their childhood growing up in rural Alabama with a twin brother who also identifies as queer. They speak of their whirlwind move to New York City after attending Brown Univers...
  4. Kai Pelton Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Maya, Elliott, Pelton, Kai
    Date: Jul. 17, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Adultism, Androgyny, Appearance, Artists, Femininity, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Hormones, Mental health, Music, Schools, Sexuality, Theatre, Transgender community
    Description: Kai Pelton is a co-facilitator of the Trans-Generational Theatre Project, a community initiative in NYC for trans-folk. Here, the 21 y.o. New York City native describes their journey as a trans per...
  5. Sabelo Narasimhan Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Awad, Nadia, Narasimhan, Sabelo
    Date: Feb. 28, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Activists, Artists, Bathrooms, Childhood, Clothing, Dating, Environmentalism, Ethnic groups, Families, FtMs, Gender identity, Immigration, LGBTI community, Life stories, Organisations, Passing, Police, Prisons, Schools, Sports, Transgender people, Visibility, Youth centres
    Subject: Sabelo Narasimhan
    Description: In this interview, Sabelo Narasimhan--a South Asian youth activist, organizer, photographer, and immigrant of color--discusses his penchant for collecting and sharing stories. Hear him talk about w...
  6. Son Kit Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Kit, Son, Niculescu, Sebastián Castro
    Date: Jul. 23, 2018
    Topics: Academics, Anime, Artists, Asian cultures, Colleges, Friendships, Gender identity, Korean American families, Transgender people, Zines
    Description: In an interview with Sebástian Casto Niculescu, artist/curator Son Kit explains their complex childhood, in which the pressures of their Korean family and their confusion with their queer identity ...