Emilie “Emi” Jackson-Edney

Name

Emilie “Emi” Jackson-Edney

Biography

Emi’s interview centers on her gender reassignment journey. Growing up in Nampa, Idaho, Emi was raised with conservative Christian beliefs. During her childhood, she always felt female but felt obligated to accept her male gender. She met her wife at Boise State University, and the 37 year marriage produced two children. Emi talks about going to a gender psychotherapist and beginning the process of becoming female. Emi outlines the steps required for someone who wants to undergo gender reassignment and the experience of surgery in Thailand. Now as a woman, Emi refers to herself as a woman with a transsexual history instead of a “real woman.” Also discussed are the issues of dating and the difficulty of getting insurance coverage.

Keywords

Christine Jorgensen, Renee Richards, depression, hormone therapy, suicide, denial, Thailand, psychotherapy, gender reassignment

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Interview Date

11-29-2011

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Interview Duration

2:44:53

City

Boise

Rights Management

This material is copyrighted by Special Collections and Archives, Boise State University

Disciplines

Community-Based Research | Gender and Sexuality | History of Gender | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies | Oral History | Sociology | United States History | Women's Studies

Emilie “Emi” Jackson-Edney

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