Digital Transgender Archive

Paris Milane Oral History

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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 and getting involved with parts of the Atlanta Black Queer and Trans scene. Professionally, Paris has spoken on panels about LGBT issues, worked as a music librarian at Morehouse College, and engaged in sex work. She currently works as a case manager at Housing Works in New York City. Paris weaves connections and highlights differences between her experiences and communities in Atlanta and in New York City. Throughout her accounts of journey and place, Paris shares about her own values regarding work ethics, relationships, gender roles, and activism. (Summary by EJ Coolidge.)

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Identifier
3r074v16b
Collection
Oral Histories with People of Color
Institution
NYC Trans Oral History Project
Creator(s)
O'Brien, Michelle Esther
Milane, Paris
Contributor(s)
Coolidge, EJ
Publisher
New York Public Library
Date Created
Jun. 22, 2017
Dates Covered
circa 1990 to 2017
Genre
Oral Histories
Subject(s)
Housing Works
Paris Milane
Places
New York
Georgia > Fulton County > Atlanta
Topic(s)
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
Resource Type
Audio
Digital Format
Duration: 1 hour 26 minutes 5 seconds
Language
English
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