Digital Transgender Archive

Sonia Martinez Oral History

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Anna Keyes interviews Sonia Martinez, who opens up about her growth into her female identity throughout her adolescence and beyond. Martinez found a community of LGBTQIA+ individuals as a youth, where she was accepted and was able to take hormones. Martinez also details her various romantic relationships and those she describes as the most important individuals throughout her life, referencing maternal figures as being some of the most influential for her.

Item Information:

Identifier
t435gc985
Collection
Oral Histories with People of Color
Institution
NYC Trans Oral History Project
Creator(s)
Martinez, Sonia
Keyes, Anna
Publisher
New York Public Library
Date Created
Apr. 11, 2018
Dates Covered
1946 to 2018
Genre
Oral Histories
Subject(s)
Stonewall
Places
New York
New York > Kings County > Brooklyn
New York > Bronx County > Bronx
Puerto Rico
Topic(s)
Adolescence
Breasts
Crossdressers
Drag
Drag queens
Family members
Femininity
Hormones
LGBTI community
MtFs
Night life
Prisons
Relationships
Transgender people
Resource Type
Audio
Digital Format
1 hour 26 minutes 35 seconds
Language
English
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