Interview of Dan Rosensweet

Dan Rosensweet was born and raised in Brooklyn. In this interview, Dan discusses their high school experience, performing drag for the first time, struggling with an eating disorder, and seeking out television depictions of trans youth. Dan goes on to talk about the media and pop culture influences—Powerpuff Girls, Sailor Moon, RuPaul's Drag Race—that have played a key role in their life. Dan further discusses the queer-friendly atmosphere at SUNY Purchase, their academic work, and the importance of community support and visibility.

Date of Interview:

November 18, 2021

Location of Interview:

Library Offices (445 5th Ave)

Place of birth:




Interviewed by

Xiomara Sebastián Castro Niculescu

Summary by

Evie Zavidow