Interview of Zeno Peterson

Zeno is a wordsmith, performer and educator. He discusses his experience of traumatic narcissism, the difficulty with affirmations, and limitations pronouns have on encompassing an expansive relationship to ones gender. He speaks about growing up rich and how he used his class as a defense against racism in the suburbs of New Jersey.

Date of Interview:

November 30, 2021

Location of Interview:

Zeno’s apartment in Harlem

Place of birth:

Hoboken, New Jersey



Interviewed by

Aviva Silverman