About Niara


In November of 2012, Niara was sentenced to 25-50 years in prison for the self-defense murder of a john. Throughout her trial and sentencing, the media engaged in transmisogynist attacks on her character, disrespecting her gender identity and blaming her for defending herself from an attacker. Since being arrested, Niara has had to defend herself against transphobic violence in the prison system and has only been punished and put in solitary after fighting off men trying to abuse her. Despite constant attacks from prison officials and predatory inmates, Niara has continued to struggle with dignity in the most inhumane conditions.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s