Cecilia Chung

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Listen to Cecilia Chung tell her story

“There’s a lot of [transgender] girls that would only feel safe in this neighborhood. Even today….It's sad to see that some of the hotels that used to be residential hotels that the girls could check into, they don't exist anymore.….You’re talking about folks who might be HIV positive, have no means to support themselves, have nothing to wake up for in the morning. And yet, in spite of all these challenges, they manage to find reasons to wake up and live. That’s resilience. That’s something you cannot take away from this community. Regardless of what your belief system is.”

Cecilia Chung. Photo by Gabriela Hasbun