← Rendering Unconscious 73: NYC TRANS ORAL HISTORY PROJECT WITH MICHELLE O’BRIEN & NICO FUENTES
TOHP’s Michelle O’Brien and Nico Fuentes were featured as guests of the Rendering Unconscious podcast hosted by Vanessa Sinclair. This episode discussed the importance of a community driven archive, methodologies of oral histories, preserving nuance and silence, and the necessity to preserve diverse histories of gender as intersecting with race and racism, poverty, dis/ability, aging, housing migration, sexism, and the AIDS crisis. The host, Vanessa Sinclair, is a psychoanalyst based in Stockholm, who interviews psychoanalysts, philosophers, social workers, artists, writers, scholars and other clinicians and intellectuals about their process, work, and various worldviews. Michelle Esther O’Brien is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at New York University and works as a Community Oral History Coordinator at the New York Public Library, where she helps lead the New York City Trans Oral History Project. Nico Fuentes is a rank and file organizer, sex shop worker, listener and sometimes speaker who works with the New York Trans Oral History Project as an interviewer.
William Alanson White Institute is mentioned in this episode.