Digital Transgender Archive

Christian Appel Oral History

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Christian Appel grew up in New Rochelle, escaping to find community in New York's party scene (particularly the Motherfucker parties) and at IDA, a queer gardening farmstead in Tennessee. She draws strength and liberation from her partners and seeks healing for herself and her community through secular spiritualism, her job at SAGE and her recent work creating the TransGenerational Theatre Project. Appel's anarchism and community work informs her sense of both community empowerment and the particular ways she experiences her gender identity. Through her whimsy and critical perspectives, Christian and her interviewer Dinnick conclude that "Trans is magic!"

Item Information:

Identifier
b2773v96p
Collection
Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
Institution
NYC Trans Oral History Project
Creator(s)
Appel, Christian
Martinez, Dinick
Contributor(s)
Adorian, Kirsten
Publisher
New York Public Library
Date Created
May 8, 2017
Dates Covered
1983 to 2017
Genre
Oral Histories
Subject(s)
Christian Appel
SAGE
Trans Generational Theater Project
Places
New York
New York > Westchester County > City of New Rochelle > New Rochelle
Tennessee > DeKalb County > Dowelltown
Topic(s)
Assigned gender
Body image
Childhood
Ethnic groups
Families
Femininity
Gender diversity
Higher education
Hormones
LGBTI community
Mental health
MtFs
Oppression
Sexuality
Spirituality
Resource Type
Audio
Digital Format
Duration: 1 hour 6 minutes 49 seconds
Language
English
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