Capstones

Graduation Date

Fall 12-31-2015

First Advisor

Ellen Tumposky

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Abstract

Kristen Lovell, a black transgender woman and activist, takes precautions everyday as she rides the subway from the Bronx to Manhattan for work. “I know there are people who are intolerant of trans people or have some chip on their shoulder because I exist, and I’m a firm believer in self-defense,” said Lovell, 35, program coordinator at the Metropolitan Community Church of New York. “It could be because I’m black, it could be because I’m trans...they just feel like slicing my face today. I don’t know."

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