Digital Transgender Archive

Eli Oberman Oral History

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Eli Oberman—one of, if not the first, trans-identified students at Eugene Lang— talks about coming out as one of two very different trans children to a family of feminists, misogyny in transmasculine communities, the power of music and its ability to influence social change, and his spiritual connection to nature. As a breast cancer survivor living with depression, Eli explains the need for increased access to gender-affirming healthcare, not just in terms of trans-specific treatment, but overall.

Item Information:

Identifier
j3860724f
Collection
Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
Institution
NYC Trans Oral History Project
Creator(s)
Oberman, Eli
Milks, M. Henry
Contributor(s)
Zavidow, Evan
Publisher
New York Public Library
Date Created
Feb. 20, 2017
Dates Covered
1983 to 2017
Genre
Oral Histories
Subject(s)
Eli Oberman
The New School
Places
California > San Francisco County > San Francisco
New York
Virginia > City of Richmond > Richmond
New York > Kings County > Brighton Beach
Virginia > City of Charlottesville > Charlottesville
Topic(s)
Breast cancer
Bullying
Coming out
Depression
Families
Femininity
Feminism
Gender diversity
Gender identity
Health care
Homophobia
Hormones
Loneliness
Misogyny
Musicians
Passing
Patriarchy
Therapies
Transphobia
Resource Type
Audio
Digital Format
Duration: 1 hour 38 minutes 34 seconds
Language
English
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