Oral history of Karen Wong-Brown
Description of Content: Karen Wong-Brown’s Oral History contributes a valuable and under-represented perspective to the collection that would allow History Colorado to better reflect the communities it documents. As a first generation American citizen originally born in China Wong-Brown explains the way her cultural identities interact and how they intersect with her identity as a queer woman. She provides a unique voice within the LGBTQ+ community as an asexual woman with both a husband and a partner, and she has served the queer community for over 20+ years. Her reflections on coming out of both the culture closet and the queer one are thoughtful and provide wonderful insight into her personal intersectionality. While these are the prevailing themes within the oral history, Wong-Brown additionally discusses her passion for mentorship and the ways in which she hopes her story will uplift people around her. While there are some difficult and sensitive subjects discussed within the oral history, Wong-Brown maintains an overwhelmingly positive perspective and her warmth and passion radiates throughout.
Physical description: 1 digital file in both audio and video format, collected via Zoom. Length: 26 minutes. Available on SoundCloud (audio only). Contact the Research Center for access to the video file. Donor requested redactions, which account for the cutaways in the file.
Oral history of Karen Wong-Brown, 2021.83.1. History Colorado, Denver, Colo.