[Captions are auto-generated and being edited. Please see attachments for the interview's transcript.] CJ Jennings (class of 1980) interviewed by Bennett Sambrook (class of 2019), April 27, 2017. Jennings describes the critical importance of chosen family, finding a passion for studio art, and the LGBT community in the Northampton area. All rights to the interview, including but not restricted to legal title, copyright, and literary property rights, are held by CJ Jennings. Permission to publish, quote, or record from this interview must be obtained from CJ Jennings. Preferred citation: CJ Jennings (class of 1980), LGBTQ Alum Oral History Project, Archives and Special Collections, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts.