Oral History of Icon Monique West
West, Icon Monique
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Icon Monique West explains what it’s like to be a parental figure and leader in the ballroom community. She talks about the challenges of being a trans woman in ballroom and about finding a sense of family and belonging in Baltimore’s ballroom scene. This oral history was recorded as part of the Peabody Ballroom Experience, a public humanities collaboration between Johns Hopkins University and the performance-based culture known as ballroom.