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  1. Interview with Renan (Ashley) Sapalaran

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
    Creator: Sapalaran, Renan
    Date: May 16, 2017
    Topics: Acceptance, Anti-transgender violence, Appearance, Bathrooms, Catholic schools, Celebrities, Christianity, Church--Unity, Colorism, Discrimination, Employment discrimination, Families, Gender realignment surgery, Hormones, Identity, Immigration, Katoeys, Linguistics, Occupations, Passing, Politicians, Privilege (Social psychology), Pronoun, Psychiatrists, Relationships, Same-sex marriage, Self-acceptance, Sex workers, Skin--Bleaching, Social advocacy, Spirituality, Surgery, Transgender people, Translations, Visas
    Subject: Barack Obama, Laverne Cox
    Description: Renan (Ashlee) Sapalaran identifies as female and was assigned male at birth. She is from the Philippines. Her father is a policeman and has always been supportive of her transition. She struggled ...