Digital Transgender Archive

Kai Pelton Oral History

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Kai Pelton is a co-facilitator of the Trans-Generational Theatre Project, a community initiative in NYC for trans-folk. Here, the 21 y.o. New York City native describes their journey as a trans person of color from the perspective of a lifelong fine and performing artist who emphasizes natural expression. This interview takes you through Kai’s coming-of-age transformation from an "awkward caterpillar" who is unsure of who they were to a "beautiful butterfly" who realizes their authentic self through emotional and energetic expression and gender fluidity. (Summary by Sydnee Novack.)

Item Information:

Identifier
vx021f31v
Collection
Oral Histories with People of Color
Institution
NYC Trans Oral History Project
Creator(s)
Maya, Elliott
Pelton, Kai
Publisher
New York Public Library
Date Created
Jul. 17, 2017
Dates Covered
1996 to 2017
Genre
Oral Histories
Places
New York
Topic(s)
Acceptance
Adultism
Androgyny
Appearance
Artists
Femininity
Gender diversity
Gender identity
Hormones
Mental health
Music
Schools
Sexuality
Theatre
Transgender community
Resource Type
Audio
Digital Format
duration: 1 hour 16 minutes 18 seconds
Language
English
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