Cooke, Carla Manene
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In this oral history, Carla Cooke describes her childhood in an isolated area of rural New York. The interview goes over her stifling family life, her many years working on horse ranches, and her struggles with heterosexual relationships, including a ten-year marriage which ended in a difficult divorce. Cooke describes her freeing experience of realizing her identity and coming out as well as her grappling with the term ‘lesbian’.