Transgender woman fast tracked to be moved from male prison

In a positive follow up to our previous post, great news from corrections thanks to the advocacy work of the No Pride in Prisons group, transgender woman Jade Follett has seen her move from Rimutaka prison fast tracked. Read the full article from below.

Members of the No Pride in Prisons Group
Jade Follett to move to woman's prison

It has been suggested that we do a craftivist response to the brutal treatment of Emmy a protester at the Auckland Pride Parade, they were protesting, the fact police were forming part of the parade, despite the still problematic treatment of Police and Corrections Department in the treatment of transgender community,…/corporate-pride-parade-a…/

Emmy was targeted for special treatment by a security guard who broke Emmys arm and was aggregated by police not giving her immediate medical assistance and cuffing Emmy, despite Emmy screaming out in pain.  Emmy later had to have surgery on their arm and this has caused Emmy significant financial hardship as she is no longer able to work.  There is a online place to donate for Emmy, to cover legal and medical costs,

Here our patches for Emmy's sling, a friend of Emmy's told us Emmy own personal style, which includes, aliens, cthulu, xenomorphs and pentagrams.  So we  have been busy making patches with these themes to show Emmy our love and solidarity.  

Hikurangi / Peace Quilt Korowai project

Members of Wellington Craftivist Collective have been helping one of our dear friends Ron Tekawa with his Hikurangi / Peace Quilt Korowai project.  Kat Upanetem and Emanarchy have both make panels for the quilt.  Kat's is in support of current struggles for peace in Palestine and West Papua, and Emily has made a section for the sea creatures section the Sea horse who traditionally in Maori culture brings protection.

Ron is making a story of peace, which will form a rainbow shape.