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Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project Creator: O'Brien, Michelle Esther, St. James, Kiara Date: Mar. 6, 2017 Topics: Acceptance, Activists, Black people, Childhood, Christianity, Civil rights, Drag queens, Education, Families, Femmes, Foster families, Gender identity, Health care, HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Hormones, Intimate partner violence, MtFs, Night life, Organisations, Politics, Poverty, Racism, Sex workers, Transgender community, Transgender rights, Transitioning, Transphobia Subject: Housing Works, Kiara St. James, New York Transgender Advocacy Group (NYTAG) Description: Kiara St. James is the CEO and a co-founder of New York Transgender Advocacy Group (NYTAG). Here, she recalls the experiences throughout her life that inform her activism and advocacy today as a tr...
Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color Institution: NYC Trans Oral History Project Creator: O'Brien, Michelle Esther, Milane, Paris Date: Jun. 22, 2017 Topics: Activists, Change of name, Childhood, Clothing, Colleges, Crimes, Ethnic groups, Families, Gender diversity, Gender realignment surgery, Harassment, HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Hormones, Housing, MtFs, Organisations, Sex workers, Stealth, Substance abuse, Support groups, Transgender community, Unemployment, Violence Subject: Housing Works, Paris Milane Description: Paris shares her experience of growing up in Atlanta and starting to “live her truth” at a young age. She recalls finding reassurance in a community of other Black trans women for the first time an...