Digital Transgender Archive

Interview with Jessi Brandon

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Jessi Brandon is freshman studying at Macalester College, who recently moved from Enterprise, Alabama to St. Paul, Minnesota. In this interview, they discuss growing up in Germany; early childhood experiences of their gender awareness; the challenges with exploring their masculine non-binary identity and partially coming out at boarding school; and moving to college and being able to fully express themself. Brandon discusses the current shift in U.S. politics and their thoughts on how they think this will affect transgender/non-binary communities, LGBQ communities; and people of color. They also detail their experience with Asperger’s Syndrome and their hopes for transgender and non-binary communities in the future, on resistance, and legitimizing identities.

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