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  1. Interview with Ash Stephens

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Ash Stephens
    Date: Apr. 19, 2019
    Topics: Anti-transgender violence, Black people, Butches, Change of name, Childhood, Christianity, Education, Family members, Femininity, Gay men, Gender, Gender diversity, Gender fluid, Gentrification, Higher education, Lesbian culture, LGBTI community, LGBTI movement, Masculinity, Military, Older people, Police patrol--Surveillance operations, Politics, Pronoun, Religions, Social classes, Transgender community, Transgender culture, Transgender identity, Transgender people
    Subject: Bible Belt, Black Hollywood, Brooklyn Bail Fund, Georgia Southern University, Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, University of Illinois at Chicago
    Description: Ash recounts growing up in a southern Bible Belt community. He details his journey from Georgia to Chicago where he completed his higher-level education and met his “chosen family.” Ash is currentl...
  2. Interview with Jackson Reddy

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Reddy, Jackson
    Date: May 29, 2019
    Topics: AIDS activists, Alcoholism, Anti-transgender violence, Artists, Black people, Buddhism, Childhood, Comedians, Coming out, Education, Family members, Fathers, Gay liberation, Gender diversity, Hormones, Internalised homophobia, Media, Music, Pronoun, Psychotherapy, Sexual abuse, Transgender community, Transgender culture, Transgender people, Writers
    Subject: Black Trans TV, Malcolm X, Marsha P. Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr., Shayna Matteski, Soka Gakkai International, Sylvia Rivera
    Description: Jackson Reddy reflects on their family dynamics and how these relationships shaped their growth. They also touch upon the role of trauma and the process of healing, especially in terms of self-care...
  3. 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...
  4. Juliana Moraes Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Moraes, Juliana, Niculescu, Sebastián Castro
    Date: Aug. 18, 2018
    Topics: Childhood, Dance, Discrimination, Education, Femininity, Hormones, Immigrants, Latinos, Machismo, Mental health, MtFs, Sex workers, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning
    Description: Juliana Moraes tells interviewer Sebastián Castro Niculescu about her family immigrating to New Jersey from Brazil, and how growing up as a dark-skinned gender non-confirming child has had lasting ...
  5. Yanyi Oral History

    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project
    Creator: Yanyi, Lisowski, Zef
    Date: Jun. 11, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Allies, Appearance, Bathrooms, Bullying, Coming out, Communities, Ethnic groups, Gay-straight alliances, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Libraries, Masculinity, Media, Parents of transgender people, Poets, Public services, Racism, Religions, Representation, Schools, Secrecy, Sexuality, Social media, Students, Therapists, Tomboys, Transgender community, Transgender people, Violence, Work situation, Writers
    Description: Yanyi, a poet and software engineer, reflects on his experiences being part of and building many forms of community, including Asian American community, queer/trans community, and neighborhood comm...