I Am the Queen

I Am the Queen

Downloadable Video - 2015
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In Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood, the Vida/Sida Cacica Pageant brings together members of the Puerto Rican community to celebrate its transgender participants. I Am The Queen follows Bianca, Julissa and Jolizza as they prepare for the pageant under the guidance of Ginger Valdez, an experienced transgender mentor from the neighborhood. These trans women share stories of their transition, their relatives' varying reactions, and how they find support from within the community. Family dynamics, cultural heritage, and personal identity all play a part in how the contestants face the daily struggle that comes from being true to themselves.
Publisher: [United States] : Cinema Libre Studio : Made available through hoopla, 2015
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 75 min.)) : sd., col
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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