Thursday, September 15, 2005

Not Your Mother's Katrina Aftermath Story

"At the shelter, Sharli'e desperately wanted a shower. She says she
talked with a volunteer, explaining what she calls "my situation."


Transgender evacuee survives all obstacles

Vicks remains positive in spite of shelter arrest 


Copyright 2005 Houston Chronicle

Arpollo Vicks was born male, but in January, the 20-year-old became,
she says, "who I really am." She started living as a woman.

In New Orleans, this was no big deal.

Friends and family began calling her Sharli'e. She says that at
L.B. Landry Middle School, where she worked as a substitute teacher,
kids who had known her as Mr. Vicks simply began calling her Ms. Vicks.
The whole story here

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