Digital Transgender Archive

Amanda Hurtado Oral History

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Amanda Hurtado speaks with Tamara Oyola Santiago about her life in Ecuador and the change she experienced upon coming to the United States. In this intimate conversation, Amanda shares her history, telling us about the personal, family, and cultural barriers that she faced and overcame in her journey of acceptance and how she succeeded with the help of various communities and organizations in Queens, New York. The interview concludes with Amanda telling us about the people who inspire her, her personal goals, and her dedication to helping the LGBT community. (Summary by Julie Olson and Daniel Villena.)

Item Information:

Identifier
ms35t864j
Collection
Oral Histories with People of Color
Institution
NYC Trans Oral History Project
Creator(s)
Hurtado, Amanda
Oloya-Santiago, Tamara
Publisher
New York Public Library
Date Created
Mar. 15, 2018
Dates Covered
1966 to 2018
Genre
Oral Histories
Subject(s)
Make the Road
Places
New York
New York > Queens
Ecuador
Topic(s)
Acceptance
Allies
Cultures
Families
Gender identity
Immigrants
Language
MtFs
Self-acceptance
Sexuality
Support groups
Transgender people
Transitioning (Transgender)
Violence
Resource Type
Audio
Digital Format
50 minutes 22 seconds
Language
Spanish; Castilian
Rights
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