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Ky’s Transition Video

For someone who is in the process of transitioning, videos and photos of transition progress are a huge inspiration.  For those who are transitioning while incarcerated, it pretty much impossible to share that progress. Many trans folks who are locked up, do not have loved ones supporting them on the outside. For those few who […]

SILENCE

Every year, on the anniversary of Ky’s attack, he sends a hopeful message for me to post on his blog. It’s his way of reclaiming the worst day of his life. I wrote him last week, asking what he wanted me to post this year.  He avoided the topic for several days, then finally said this: Nothing […]

Message from Ky 2

Message from Ky 2

What is your motivation?  What pushes and draws you forward when you are not sure of what lies ahead of you?  Is it your spouse, kids, friends, church, or is it something inside of you? Is it your a need to do and see more of life, or the need to live as your truest possible […]

Messages from Ky 1

Messages from Ky 1

As a kid, I was taught to believe that I have the freedom of speech, but I have learned quickly that  “Freedom of Speech” does not apply to people like me me.  One minute you can voice your opinions, thoughts, feelings, hopes, and dreams, then the very next minute it can all be taken away […]

August Campaigns

August Campaigns

This month, we are promoting the Write the Governor Campaign.  We are focusing on sharing our support videos, writing letters to the Governor of Georgia, and getting signatures on Ky’s petition.  Thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Barnard Center for Research on Women (BCRW),  Survived and Punished,  Project NIA,  Dean Spade, and CeCe McDonald, Freedom […]

#DecriminalizeSurvival

Thoughts about the day ahead…. I never know how my day will be or how it will end. I try to have a routine so I will be more prepared for my release plus I like for things to be a certain way. I know that every day I am away from my family and […]

Chelsea, PIS, and Reality

Today has been a very bittersweet day.  I turned on my computer today to be inundated with the news of Chelsea Manning’s release from prison.  Shortly after, her first steps to freedom twitter post went viral.  There are a number of emotions, thoughts, and questions that I have struggled through today. My first feelings for […]