Digital Transgender Archive

Fainan Lakha Oral History

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Fainan Lakha is a student at Columbia majoring in Comparative Literature and Society. She grew up in a Shia Imami Ismaili Muslim community in Seattle and became involved in the Oneness University associated with Tony Robbins before coming to New York and discovering philosophical materialism and Marxism. She is heavily active in current social movements and, in this interview, describes her vision of a trans politics that reaches beyond visibility. (summary by Boyda Johnstone.)

Item Information:

Identifier
7d278t26q
Collection
Oral Histories with People of Color
Institution
NYC Trans Oral History Project
Creator(s)
Lakha, Fainan
Maya, Elliott
Contributor(s)
Johnstone, Boyda
Publisher
New York Public Library
Date Created
Jul. 13, 2017
Dates Covered
1995 to 2017
Genre
Oral Histories
Subject(s)
Fainan Lakha
Laverne Cox
Places
New York
Washington > King County > City of Seattle > Seattle
Topic(s)
Childhood
Coming out
Communities
Ethnic groups
Gender diversity
Islam
Liberation movements
MtFs
Oppression
Politics
Representation
Sexual abuse
Transgender people
Transitioning
Visibility
Resource Type
Audio
Digital Format
Duration: 1 hour 49 minutes 48 seconds
Language
English
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