A Beautiful Queerness

Dr. Holly Christopher Lewis, interviewed by Ocean Eerie

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A Beautiful Queerness

Dr. Holly Christopher Lewis, interviewed by Ocean Eerie

by Holly Christopher Lewis, Ocean Eerie
Southern Cultures, Vol. 25, No. 3: Left/Right

"For me to quietly do my job is an important part of becoming a transgender leader in healthcare."

I’m not sure I’d be who I am today if I hadn’t come to Atlanta in 2011. I was born in Boston, went to Harvard and lived in Cambridge. I grew up on the south side of Boston, a Catholic town, in a very traditional Christian family. I remember the first time I saw a person who was male-assigned at birth wearing dangling earrings and lipstick in Midtown Atlanta around 2012–13, and thinking to myself, oh my goodness, that’s a person that’s allowed to exist. People can express their gender in these ways.

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