Oral History of Danielle Kepeden
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Danielle Kepeden de Fotsing is a queer community organizer from Cameroon and a member of the Queer Crisis Response Unit. She speaks about her experience finding community in African and queer spaces in the United States, her relationship to her family, her approach to abolition and mutual aid, the struggles of burnout during the COVID-19 pandemic, and her current work providing training for crisis de-escalation as a queer alternative to policing. This oral history was conducted by undergraduate students enrolled in Dr. Joseph Plaster’s Queer Oral History course, which was taught at Johns Hopkins University in spring 2022.