Q: We’re doing an oral history project and we’re having trouble balancing the need not to censor with the need to avoid deadnaming. Any advice?
A: We’re careful to use chosen, not assigned names, but treating historical names as deadnames doesn’t always match the person’s wishes. Some people have had many names and consider them all valid; some consider the idea of a “deadname” as imposed closeting. Need to ask for preferences
And the archive itself is here:
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