Digital Transgender Archive

Bianey Garcia Oral History

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Bianey Garcia is a community organizer at Make the Road New York, a non-profit organization providing services and advocacy for Latinx and working class communities. Born in Veracruz, Mexico and raised in Veracruz and Chiapas, Bianey describes the transphobic violence that forced her to relocate to Tijuana at 14 and subsequently New York City. Bianey recounts her initial experiences as an undocumented, trans woman of color in New York including finding trans community and the transphobic and racist policing that resulted in her incarceration at Rikers Island. Later, she describes her involvement with the Trans Immigrant Project and the first Trans Latina March, obtaining a green card, and her plans to revisit her family in Mexico for the first time in 12 years.

Item Information:

Identifier
4f16c3153
Collection
Oral Histories with People of Color
Institution
NYC Trans Oral History Project
Creator(s)
O'Brien, Michelle Esther
Garcia, Bianey
Contributor(s)
Katz, Micah
Publisher
New York Public Library
Date Created
Jul. 13, 2017
Dates Covered
1990 to 2017
Genre
Oral Histories
Subject(s)
Bianey Garcia
Make the Road
Places
New York
Baja California > Tijuana
New York > Queens > Francis R Buono Memorial Bridge
Chiapas > Chiapa de Corzo
Veracruz
Topic(s)
Childhood
Coming out
Discrimination
Families
HIV/AIDS
Homelessness
Hormones
Immigration
Immigration law
Imprisonment
Latin american cultures
Lawyers
LGBTI community
MtFs
Organisations
Police
Prisons
Racism
Sex workers
Sexual abuse
Transgender people
Transphobia
Violence
Resource Type
Audio
Digital Format
duration: 1 hour 5 minutes 25 seconds
Language
Spanish; Castilian
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