Epona Rose is a woman of trans experience who was attacked on the street in Kinlani/ Flagstaff, Arizone by a group of men while two or more watched. The men were drunk and sexually harrassing her, the attack escalated into threats of rape and then physical violence when they realized she was transgender.
Epona defended herself bravely against this attack and did not call the police. She was targeted when cops arrived and they arrested her.
She is currently being held on the men’s side of the Coconino County Jail in segregation with one hour a day out of her cell, where she has struggled to gain access to her prescribed medications.
Current bond is set for $500,000 but the support team is fiercely working to overturn such an excessive amount and the outrageous charges.
The longer Epona is in jail, the much more at risk she is exposed to as a trans woman& abolitionist.
We cannot let Epona be made an example out of demanding the basic rights of genderqueer, third gender, Two Spirit, and/or trans people to exist!
“In the year of a state of emergency, I’m still alive… I defended myself against three men. They classified me as male in here. I don’t feel safe around other men”- Epona
For her commissary, phone and potential bond, please send donations to her family’s accounts specifying the donations are for Epona.