Queer Mississippi Oral History Project
 

Title

Conwill, Lena

Document Type

Audio

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Publication Date

8-31-2019

City

Tupelo (Miss.)

Abstract

In this interview, Lena Conwill discusses her life as an out lesbian in the state of Mississippi. Conwill talks about her childhood in Itawamba county, a troubling home life, her battle with addiction, and her career in a treatment facility. She later discusses a tumultuous relationship with her ex, her marriage to Julia “Star” Newsom, the Starting Over coffee shop, Rumors bar, and LGBTQ 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.

Relational Format

audio recording

Extent

1:32:45

Comments

Additional files include: abstract, data sheet, field notes, photo, audio file. Transcript is available on request.

Rights

In copyright. For permission to duplicate, repost, or otherwise re-use these images, please contact the Invisible Histories Project: Mississippi.

Conwill_Lena_Abstract .docx (494 kB)
Abstract

Conwill, Lena_Data Sheet.docx (483 kB)
Data Sheet

Conwill, Lena_Fieldnotes.docx (496 kB)
Field Notes

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Photo of Lena Conwill

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