In this interview, Jen Fowlkes discusses her life growing up in Sebring, Florida and her family life. Fowlkes shares about her early introduction to the Episcopal church and her love for books and music. Later she discusses a relationship with a friend/roommate that occurred while she was in college. Fowlkes shares her life in Orlando as an out lesbian and working as a legal assistant. She then shares about her transition to Tupelo, MS and her life within the Episcopal church as a youth consoler. At the end of the interview Fowlkes shares about her marriage with Laura Leigh and her current life in Tupelo, Mississippi. This interview was conducted as a part of the Queer Mississippi Oral History Project through a grant from the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi, in partnership with the Invisible Histories Project, in 2019.
Fowlkes, Jen and Shappley, Maddie, "Fowlkes, Jen" (2019). Queer Mississippi Oral History Project. 8.