Digital Transgender Archive

Naomi Clark Oral History

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Naomi Clark describes her work with hte Sylvia Rivera Law Project, the on-line trans and queer community Strap-On.org, and her career in video game design. She begins her oral history with her childhood. Topics of her childhood include her first memories of Seattle, parents' marital tensions, family move to Japan, return to the United States during high school and racial justice activism there. She then discusses her career as a coder for Lego and her process of coming out during that time. In the end of the oral history, Clark tells about her life after coming out, the community support she found in the forum Strap-On, and the growing presence of trans women in video game design. (Summary by Murielle O'Brien.)

Item Information:

Identifier
cc08hf90p
Collection
Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
Institution
NYC Trans Oral History Project
Creator(s)
O'Brien, Michelle Esther
Clark, Naomi
Contributor(s)
O'Brien, Murielle
Publisher
New York Public Library
Date Created
Mar. 3, 2017
Dates Covered
1975 to 2017
Genre
Oral Histories
Subject(s)
Judith Butler
Lambda Legal
Naomi Clark
Sylvia Rivera
Places
New York
Japan
Washington > King County > City of Seattle > Seattle
Topic(s)
Activists
Bathrooms
Beauty standards
Change of name
Childhood
Coming out
Dating
Discrimination
Educators
HIV/AIDS
Homophobia
Internet forums
Isolation
LGBTI community
MtFs
Oppression
Parents
Politics
Representation
Social networking websites
Transgender people
Transitioning
Video games--Design
Work situation
Resource Type
Audio
Digital Format
duration: 1 hour 50 minutes 49 seconds
Language
English
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