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We Are Forgotten

A testimony of survival and trans lives under threat in Mexico.


June 1, 2018


"They would like to reaffirm with verbal abuse that we are not real women"

In an effort to understand the attitudes behind the surge in violence against trans* women in Mexico, Queer Here sat down with Michelle Martinez a resident of Colima, Mexico, to record her testimony.

In this interview, Michelle candidly shares her personal experience transitioning and living as a transgender woman in the conservative capital of Colima state, as well as providing insight into the ongoing challenges for trans* women in education, employment, and the public healthcare system.