Digital Transgender Archive

Interview with Monet (Kisha) Martin

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Monet (Kisha) Martin identifies as a trans woman and was assigned male at birth. She played sports growing up such as basketball, baseball, hockey, and soccer. Martin was kicked out of high school for fighting. She used to live in Minneapolis, Minnesota until she was 18, then moved to Connecticut from 1997 until 2002, and then to New York City in the South Bronx. Her first boyfriend was Dominican, and she lived with him, his mother, and his sister in New York City for 8 years. Martin was involved in sex work, and she’s been in prison a few times. She was also raped twice during her involvement with sex work. She also does drag. She began taking hormones at 18 from the streets and had bottom surgery. She also had her cheeks done. She currently has a boyfriend who is in jail and who wants to marry her. They have a strong connection together.

Item Information:

Identifier
m613mx784
Collection
Oral Histories with People of Color
Institution
Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
Creator(s)
Martin, Monet (Kisha)
Contributor(s)
Jenkins, Andrea
Publisher
University of Minnesota Minneapolis Libraries
Date Created
May 18, 2017
Genre
Oral Histories
Transcriptions
Places
New York
Minnesota
North Holland > Haarlem
Topic(s)
Assigned gender
Cannabis
Cross-cultural relationships
Drag queens
Drugs
Families
Gender identity
Hormones
MtFs
Rape
Sex workers (LGBTQ)
Sexual relationships
Sports
Surgery
Transgender people
Violence
Resource Type
Moving image
Text
Language
English
Related URL
https://umedia.lib.umn.edu/
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