The so-called war on drugs, the policing of perceived identity rather than unlawful conduct, and mandatory minimum sentencing have caused the population of people incarcerated in the U.S. to skyrocket. Black people are disproportionately incarcerated, as are trans people, poor people, and people of different abilities. While incarcerated, people are often denied human rights, medically necessary care, and gender confirming health and mental health care. I focus on advocacy for people aging in prison, for people incarcerated for long sentences due to political activity, and for people seeking gender confirming care.
One day, I hope to see prisons abolished. Until then, I will work to ensure that incarcerated persons are able to live with dignity, both inside prisons, and upon their release.