The experience of being Indigenous and transgender brings about a variety of unique intersectional challenges. Growing up in Tana (Deanu), Sápmi land, Levi Sørum (Sámi) lived most of his life rooted in Sámi culture and language. He says he feels fortunate to have attended Sámi kindergarten and one year of Sámi elementary school, in light of Norway’s history of attempting to erase Sámi culture. Besides being Sámi, Sørum is a transgender man – although he considers the term transgender more of a physical description than an identity.
Produced by Camilla Lindschouw
Edited by Shaldon Ferris (Khoisan)
Voice: Levi Sørum (Sámi)
Image: Levi Sørum (Sámi)
Music: "Libres y Vivas" by Advertencia, used with permission.
"Burn your village to the ground", by The Halluci Nation, used with permission