Digital Transgender Archive

Interview with Nichole Moravec

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Nichole Moravec is 23 and grew up in Faribault, Minnesota. Their parents divorced when they were fifteen. They were assigned female at birth and identify as non-binary and genderqueer. To them being non-binary means they don’t identify too strongly with female but also don’t want to transition to male. They first came out in middle school as bisexual to their supportive brother who later came out as gay. Moravec fully came out to everyone in eighth grade as bisexual and then as a lesbian in ninth grade. It took Moravec two years of self-shame and internalized transphobia before coming out as nonbinary junior year of college. As co-president of Full Spectrum, they’ve attend a queer college conference called Mumbletech several times. They study Business Administration and have a Women’s Studies minor. They work for a factory called Fastenal, a nuts and bolts manufacturing company, and they are a member of a diversity council called KEAP, which stands for Acknowledgment, Empowerment, Advocacy, and Pluralism, where they put together demonstrations. They wear a chest binder every day, and once they move to the Twin Cities, they will find a therapist to start thinking about top surgery. Moravec’s mother struggles with alcoholism and hasn’t been too supportive of their identity. Before coming out as nonbinary, they were with some who identified as a lesbian who didn’t respect Moravec’s pronouns, misgendering them. They are with someone now, however, who respects their gender identity.

Item Information:

Identifier
k930bx33c
Collection
Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
Institution
Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
Creator(s)
Moravec, Nichole
Contributor(s)
Jenkins, Andrea
Publisher
University of Minnesota Minneapolis Libraries
Date Created
Mar. 30, 2017
Genre
Oral Histories
Transcriptions
Subject(s)
Mumbletech
Places
Minnesota > Winona County > City of Winona > Winona
Minnesota > Rice > City of Faribault > Faribault
Topic(s)
Acceptance
Appearance
Bathrooms
Binders (Materials)
Bullying
Colleges
Coming out
Divorce
Family members
Gender diversity
Internet
Intersectionality (Sociology)
Lesbian identity
Masculinity
Pronoun
Sexuality
Social advocacy
Therapies
Transgender people
Transphobia
Resource Type
Moving image
Text
Language
English
Related URL
https://umedia.lib.umn.edu/
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