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Interview with Farah Khimji

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Farah Khimji discusses living at the intersection of being non-binary, Ismaili Muslim and an atheist. They are the co-founder of LIES, a materialist feminist journal exploring theories and experiences of class, race and gender. Farah opens up about homophobia and transphobia experienced while working as a labor union researcher, as well as their love for living in NYC. They conclude their interview by saying, “NYC is a really queer city, whether people like it or not...We are staking our ground, we live here and we’re going to walk on the street and be gay. It gives me hope in this shitty time that they can't make us disappear. Queer and trans people are fighting everyday and we won’t stop fighting. I’m ready for the fight!”

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Identifier
2z10wq43q
Collection
Oral Histories with People of Color
Institution
NYC Trans Oral History Project
Creator(s)
Khimji, Farah
Contributor(s)
Silverman, Aviva
Publisher
New York Public Library
Date Created
May 22, 2019
Genre
Oral Histories
Transcriptions
Subject(s)
Callen-Lorde Health Center
LIES
Teen Cosmo
Teen Vouge
Places
New York
Texas > Dallas County > Dallas
New Mexico > Bernalillo County > Albuquerque
New York > Queens
Topic(s)
African cultures
Aggression
Capitalism
Childhood
Coming out
Cultures
Family members
Feminists
Gender
Gender diversity
Gender realignment surgery
Gender role
Gujarati diaspora
Health care
Homophobia
Insurance
Islam
Labour movement
LGBTI community
Machismo
Marxism
Microaggressions
Pronoun
Religions
Trade unions
Transphobia
Resource Type
Audio
Text
Language
English
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