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Miller, Alice Lyman

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Hoover Institution
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Stanford Pride Oral History Project
Lin, Jason
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In this interview, Alice Miller, a researcher at the Hoover Institution, describes coming to terms with her transsexual identity and the process of transitioning and its impact on her family and work relationships. Making several references to her TED talk, “The Importance of Being Alice,” she describes her growing awareness of trans people beginning in the 1990s, her decision to transition, and coming out to her family and employers. Miller also speaks about growing up in Western New York; her experiences attending Princeton, then an all- male university; and working as an expert in Chinese affairs for the CIA and at Stanford.

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