Scope and Contents
In this oral history, Freeman reflects on her life from childhood, to college, to coming out at age thirty, to living and working in the Northampton area. She describes growing up in an oppressive household in which homosexuality was seen as perverse, and in which expressing oneself was not an option. Freeman explains how she began using poetry as an outlet to find her voice, and as a rebellion against the expectations of normality that her parents imposed on her family. She discusses...
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