Time in prison for transgender women can be at times like being in a foreign county. Not knowing who to treat, and to have your life put in the hands of some men that don’t have their best interest is very scary.
How to trust someone that may think that being a transgender women is put about sex. I am a person before anything else. If given the chance I am capable of doing the same things that a man can do. But in a man’s prison we are the forgotten prisoner.
Not truly being accepted for who I say I am and constantly judged because of fear, and being the hardest conditions to deal with, and in a man’s prison the men became puppets to their peers about what they don’t know about all the groups and certificates in the world.
Don’t make you who you are. If one doesn’t have an open mind then you can’t say you are learning. If you were in a sooner full of people with a paper bags over their heads, you would not know their race, religion or gender. But as soon as the bags come off people start, judging.
Why? Because we fear what we don’t know. So instead of turning against transgender woman. Let’s embrace them as people first with compassion and tolerance. Because you would want the same in return from them as well as your peers. Be who per say you are and embrace the real you.
By Lisa Strawn