Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections

Neighborhood Voices: Sonny Wainwright Interview, Part 2

Item

VID015.jpeg

Title

Neighborhood Voices: Sonny Wainwright Interview, Part 2

Description

Wainwright remembers her youth and feeling on the “fringes” of society. Growing up and attending an all girls highschool, she was aware of her feelings about women and only later realized what it meant after graduating high school and meeting her first lover. Despite understanding her identity and sexuality, she made the choice to “live straight” in the 1960s due to the lack of acceptance by society and the threat of losing her job as principal of a junior high school while raising her daughter alone.

Creator

Neighborhood Voices

Language

English

Identifier

VID015

Episode Title

Sonny Wainwright

Series Title

Neighborhood Voices

Interviewee

Sonny Wainwright

Physical Format

U-Matic Video

Digital Format

.mp4 file

Duration

00:19:47

Citation

Neighborhood Voices, “Neighborhood Voices: Sonny Wainwright Interview, Part 2,” Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections, accessed June 27, 2022, http://herstories.prattinfoschool.nyc/omeka/items/show/976.