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Zimmerman, Perri Neri


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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

Perri Neri Zimmerman interviewed by Tori Schaer, 2016 March 19

Scope and Contents In this oral history Perri Neri Zimmerman describes her Catholic upbringing with her brothers and single mother, her close relationship to the gay male community forged through disco dancing, and her experiences with marriage and domestic partnership. The interview focuses on the role of painting as an expressive outlet, a healing project, and a social tool throughout her life, the connections she made working in the cosmetology circuit, and on her experiences as a lesbian mom. Zimmerman’s...
Dates of Materials: 2016 March 19

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