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hearts on a wire - newsletter 8

hearts on a wire - newsletter 8

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spring 2013
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Issue 8 Spring 2013
Hearts on a Wire 
* support incarcerated and detained trans and gender variant people ** build community through bars ** organize for justice *
In this Issue:
 About Hearts ... 2Letter from theOutside Collective ... 2Miss Ebony ... 3I Made It... 3Princesa ... 4PA Legislative Subcommittee on Corrections ... 4Todo sobre estr
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geno ... 6Confession ... 8Haters ... 8So Many Times ... 8 A response to mail we recieved ... 9From the Mail ... 10T/GV Prison Report ... 11Contribute ... 12
 
Hearts On A Wire 
We are trans and gendervariant people building amovement for genderself- determination,racial and economic justice, and an end topolicing and imprisoning our communities.
We meet in Philadelphia at
:
William Way Center1315 Spruce StreetTuesdays at 5:30pm
tokens provided
heartsonawire@gmail.com
THIS EDITION’SCONTRIBUTORS:Barrett MarshallLil' Rob Grow AKA GrizzKatrina M. DelanceyMiss Juicy WoodsS. Luvme @ MC7 NYSViviana OrtizC
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sar MantillaCeci RansomeAnonymousKate K.
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Najee GibsonJessica Elaine WolfeBig BirdJordan Gwendolyn DavisHeath Mackenzie ReynoldsLeszliePabloBoo BooAdrian Lowe
Letter from theOutside Collective
Dear Inside Collective, As we are getting settled into our new meeting space, the outside collective of Hearts on aWire is really beginning to pick up speed! Weare getting so much good writing from insideand outside collective members and aregetting support for our mailings andcommissary campaigns from individuals andorganizations alike. In addition to bringinyou our next newsletter we want to addresstwo pieces of news with you.First, we have changed our address! Our newmeeting space allows us to receive mail and wehave opted to do that. Unfortunately, there hasbeen some trouble with our PO box. Because of some confusion and federal postal privacy law,it appears we will not be able to gather all of our mail from our previous address. Anything you may have sent us between March 1st and April 1st, we probably did not receive. We areso sorry and appreciate that your letterscannot be recreated. We are saddened by theloss of your communications and have doneeverything in our power to try to get themback. If you are able to resend anything thatwas sent in that time, that would be great. Wewill continue to try to retrieve that mail, butin the meantime please send all future mail to:
Hearts on a Wire1315 Spruce StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19107
Second, we are planning to send out materialsfor the commissary campaign. The outsidecollective, based on your suggestions, hasdesigned a brochure that can be used to collectsignatures in support of our commissarycampaign. We are looking for inside collectivemembers to work as contact people for thesesignature sheets. We would be sending yousignature sheets and asking that you sendthese sheets back to us once they are signed. If you are interested in assisting us with this,please write to Hearts on a Wire and let usknow!In solidarity,
Hearts on a Wire Outside Collective 
,
 
Hearts on a Wire is sad to inform youthat Miss Ebony, formerly of Pittsburgh,SCI Houtzdale and SCI Forest, died incustody last summer. She was a liferknown for coming to the defense of hersisters. She was only 35. She had twochildren and many friends. Our heartsbreak for those who knew and loved her.I know Miss Ebony and am sorry to sayMiss Ebony has passed away here at SCIHoutzdale around June or the beginning of July 2012. I was good friends withMiss Ebony and Miss Ebony's lover. Iwas the one who gave her lover the news.It was a sad day for us all. For Ebonywas loved by many. She spent the lasttwo weeks of her life in medical. If youask me the DOC gave up on my friendbecause she was never going home.There were two COs with her and theysay she was singing when she passedaway. There was a memorial held for herand all showed their love for her.I don't feel sorry for my friend Ebony. I feel sorry for the ones whonever got to know my friend. Ebony showed her love freelytherefore she was more free than anyone I know. My heart goesout to the ones who lost a friend in Miss Ebony. For they lostsomeone sweet, kind, strong, and free in her love for others.Miss Ebony: I'm sorry I had to say goodbye so soon. You are lovedand missed.
Miss Ebony
by Lil' Rob Grow, AKA Grizz
I Made It
 Juicy Woods
To the people who saidI wouldn't make itTo the people who saidI wouldn't amount toanything To the people who saidI wouldn't live to see 21I made itTo my friends who saidI couldn't make it in lifeTo my friends who saidI would fall over and overuntil I give upI made it without a bruiseon my bodyTo my ex-lovers who saidI would never be anything without them in my lifeTo my ex-lovers who saidI couldn't make it throughwithout needing themI made it throughTo my family who saidI was going to hurt withoutthem I made itTo those who thoughtI was going to give upI made it

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