This is yet another shocking story of how dysfunctional the justice system in the US is. This story describes what happened to Michelle Byrom who was wrongfully convicted and on death row for 15 years.
Fantastic episode on transgender and gender non-conforming issues. We need to be talking about this more!
I’m glad to be living in this day and age and in a society where gender and sexual issues can at least be brought up and we are *relatively* free to have an opinion. However, I wish for a world where EVERYONE was tolerant to gender issues and sexual preferences, and where straight and LGBT communities coexisted peacefully and had equal rights.
Episode info from the podcast’s website: “Yvette Gonzales tells us a first person story about what its like to be transgender in Prison. Gender theorist B. Preciado tells us about what happens when a person takes testosterone without the intention of transitioning from one gender to another. Plus, Jim Elledge tells us about his biography of Outsider Artist Henry Darger, and why he drew little girls with penises.”
I was looking forward to this episode. Still great reporting, but the scope changed a little bit from a story about an interesting character who happens to be an incarcerated blogger to the story of someone who was potentially wrongfully convicted of murder. It’s very important to raise awareness on wrongful convictions. Let’s see where Part III leads us to. Looking forward!
There are so many layers to this story! What an incredible episode. Congratulations on this work Sruthi Pinnamaneni! This is the story of a very interesting human being, who happens to be a blogger who is serving a life sentence. And by the way, he’s also autistic, Trump supporter, and atheist (against his mother will!). This story will continue on the next episode of Reply All. Can’t wait.