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WE DID IT! #WeSeeTara

Ceri J
Bath, ENG, United Kingdom

Oct 30, 2015 — We did it. 

Tara has, this afternoon, been moved to an all-women’s prison.

Myself and everyone involved with the #ISeeTara campaign are delighted beyond words that the immediate danger of Tara’s situation has, finally, been recognised. It’s fantastic to see that the prison services listened to the public, and decided to make the right call. We would also like to thank the judge at Tara’s appeal today, who called on the prison service to reconsider where Tara should serve the rest of her sentence.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that the battle is over - the trans community still face oppression and marginalisation in every aspect of their lives, and we must start listening to their voices, and taking guidance from them as to what we should be doing to fully support them. 

Emily Senft, a transgender woman who has been on the front lines of the campaign, said: 

“The support brought about by this campaign has been nothing short of overwhelming. We have shown the trans community that there are people who care, and that despite whatever injustice life may throw at us, there are people who have our back. Sincerely, thank you”.

What we have all done this week is a true testament to People Power, and the kindness of strangers. The coming-together of many in defiance of an injustice faced by the few.

Thank you for standing up and saying #ISeeTara. Now they are saying #WeSeeTara too.

Lots and lots of love,

Ceri x

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