Cooper Joslin, a local D.C. web developer and multimedia artist, has announced the launch of a D.C. Transgender Oral History Project aimed at recording oral histories of members of the transgender community in the local area.
Joslin, who identifies as nonbinary, said the project is being funded by a grant from Humanities D.C., a local grant making organization affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Joslin said the project would also be carried out in collaboration with the D.C. Oral History Collaborative, which will support efforts to line up interviews with local trans residents. “These interviews will eventually end up with the D.C.
Public Library, but they will also be featured on a website called the DC Trans Guide, which will feature both oral histories and resources on changing your name, accessing gender affirming care, and finding support groups in the area,” Joslin said in a statement.