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Julie Peters Talks About Collating Transgender History in the Documentary The Accidental Archivist

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The story of Julie Peters is explored in the documentary The Accidental Archivist, which is screening at the upcoming Queer Screen Mardi Gras Film Festival in Sydney on Monday February 20th alongside the great short Trans Glamoré, about DJ Victoria Anthony. In The Accidental Archivist, Julie tells her story of how her extensive collection of trans-related media came into existence prior to her story of transitioning while working at the ABC in the 1990s. In the following interview, Julie talks about the years of working at the ABC, the way that change takes place in workplaces, as well as about her live show at the Midsumma Festival, Mutton is the New Lamb, between the 3rd of February and the 12th of February.

In this interview, Julie also talks about her PhD, A feminist post-transsexual autoethnography on challenging normative gender coercion, which is available to read via Deakin University or can be purchased in book format via Routledge.com here.

The Queer Screen Mardi Gras Film Festival runs from February 15 through to March 2 2023 with both in person and online screenings. To purchase tickets and to view the rest of the festival, head over to the website here: https://queerscreen.org.au/.

Andrew F Peirce

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