Jericho Walk for Johana Medina Leon

“Please tell me her life mattered. Please tell me she didn’t deserve to die.” We were in the situation room of the TCG Conference planning team. It was early in the week and the enormity of our Conference was hurtling toward us. There wasn’t time to process emotion over things that happened at the Conference,Continue reading “Jericho Walk for Johana Medina Leon”

Jericho Walk: Even Bochan for Roxana Hernández

Today as I walked in New Sanctuary Coalition’s Jericho Walk, I held Roxana Hernández in my heart. Roxana fled Honduras to escape the “epidemic levels of violence” faced by trans women and sought asylum at the San Ysidro port of entry. Instead of the sanctuary she deserved, she was placed in an “ice box” where she wasContinue reading “Jericho Walk: Even Bochan for Roxana Hernández”

Jericho Walk: Asociación Madres de Plaza de Mayo

Today, as I circled 26 Federal Plaza as part of New Sanctuary Coalition’s Jericho Walk, I held the Asociación Madres de Plaza de Mayo in my heart. Through the rhythm of my breath and feet, I reached across the divides of time and space to honor and draw strength from their example. We have our ownContinue reading “Jericho Walk: Asociación Madres de Plaza de Mayo”

Of Feuds and Seven-Hour Sleeps

(Why am I naming days?) 10/20/14, Day 14,048 (Mercena Day 66): Flux Family Feud Fairy-Tale Smackdown We had been worried about the turnout for Flux’s annual Family Feud fundraiser, but it ended up being our best attended, and abundant with love and fun. One VIP in attendance was Mercena, and while it may have beenContinue reading “Of Feuds and Seven-Hour Sleeps”