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Interview with Andrea Anderson

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In this oral history Andrea Anderson reflects on her experiences as a Latina trans woman. Anderson details her experiences immigrating from Mexico to the U.S. at around age 15 and the difficulties surrounding immigration status and being trans and Latina. In this interview she recounts early childhood experiences of gender awareness; experiences with police harassment and discrimination in the workplace; her spirituality; the impact of transmisogyny and racism; marriage; and her hope for building community and space for trans folks and trans Latina folks.

Item Information:

Identifier
44558d56b
Collection
Oral Histories with People of Color
Institution
Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
Creator(s)
Anderson, Andrea
Jenkins, Andrea
Publisher
University of Minnesota Minneapolis Libraries
Date Created
Apr. 26, 2016
Genre
Oral Histories
Transcriptions
Subject(s)
Andrea Anderson
Westside Clinic
Places
Florida > Miami-Dade County > Miami
Mexico City > Cuauhtémoc Borough
Minnesota > Ramsey County > City of Saint Paul > Saint Paul
Topic(s)
Childhood
Communities
Discrimination
Employment discrimination
Harassment
Hormones
Immigration
Latinos
LGBTI community
Machismo
Marriage
Misogyny
MtFs
Poetry (LGBTQ)
Politics
Racism
Spirituality
Suicide
Transgender people
Resource Type
Moving image
Text
Language
English
Related URL
https://umedia.lib.umn.edu/search?facets%5Bcollection_name_s%5D%5B%5D=Transgender+Oral+History+Project&q=transgender
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