Digital Transgender Archive

Interview with Taya Mitchell

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Taya Mitchell is a performance artist and community organizer who was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. In this oral history, she shares many of her experiences with being homeschooled; bullying in school; early realizations of her gender identity; coming from a musical family; housing discrimination; street harassment; coming out; hormones; socially transitioning; bathroom bills; and ball culture. Mitchell discusses things such as racism within LGBT communities, the visibility of the trans community, the importance of showing up, and her roles as a performance artist and community organizer.

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