Interview of Ryann Holmes

Ryann Holmes discusses their life with Sir Knight of BlackTransTV. Ryann co-founded bklyn boihood, an organization for transmasculine people of color. Ryann discusses being a tomboy and lesbian in a supportive black family in Maryland, their religious development out of self-shame they faced in Christianity, and coming to a non-binary understanding of their gender. Ryann describes bklyn boihood's commitment to storytelling, making a calendar of members, self-celebration, and the power of self-representation. Sir and Ryann share on their love of black culture, black trans life, and resisting internalized white culture.

Date of Interview:

November 30, 2021

Location of Interview:

NYPL Mid-Manhattan Library, New York City

Place of birth:

Washington, DC



Interviewed by

Sir Knight