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McHaelen, Robin


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Documenting Lesbian Lives Oral History Project oral histories

Identifier: SSC-MS-00661
Abstract Documenting Lesbian Lives is a collection of life histories with people who consider themselves to be (presently or at one time) lesbian, queer or bisexual. The project provides a complex and nuanced collective story of American lesbian history and experience. Narrators include grassroots activists and political organizers; educators and academics; musicians, writers, and artists; as well as community and religious leaders. They come from a variety of class, ethnic, racial, social, and...
Dates of Materials: 2010-2020

Robin McHaelen interviewed by Julie Maynard, 2013 March 30

Scope and Contents In this oral history, Robin McHaelen describes a childhood of isolation which she associates with her gay identity and the effect that has had on her life, particularly on her social activism. She also paints a vivid picture of her Italian family, which she characterizes as central to her identity. McHaelen speaks talks about how she came to the University of Connecticut’s School of Social Work and her involvement with Children From the Shadows. She shares stories about True Color’s...
Dates of Materials: 2013 March 30