Interview of Jackson Reddy

Jackson Reddy reflects on their family dynamics and how these relationships shaped their growth. They also touch upon the role of trauma and the process of healing, especially in terms of self-care and aftercare. Reddy more broadly discusses queerness, visibility, and community as unifying factors. They speak of “feeling alive and joyful” because of art and creation, and how that desire for creativity intersects with their education and future. Overall, Reddy shares an optimistic outlook that is best summed up through his hopes for others— “so much joy. Joy and healing.” The interview was conducted by Tashan Lovemore as a collaboration with BlackTransTV.

Date of Interview:

November 30, 2021

Location of Interview:

Mid-Manhattan Branch, New York Public Library

Place of birth:

Albany, New York



Interviewed by

Tashan Lovemore

Summary by

Daniela Valdovinos