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StoryCorps Shorts: The Door She Opened

Special | 2m 41s

In 2018, at the age of 63, Dee Westenhauser came out as a transgender woman. But growing up in El Paso, Texas in the 1950s, she had a hard time fitting in. Dee remembers how her Aunt Yaya gave her an opportunity that no one else would: a safe, loving space to be herself.

Aired: 05/21/19

Expires: 05/22/23

Rating: NR

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