Why are our voices not heard? We sit, stand, and say we are equal, but where is the equality? We experience beatings, assault, sexual assault , pro filings, and racism all to be stuck in the same position we’ve been in for minutes, hours, months, years, decades, centuries. Why are our voices not heard when we are marching and screaming for our freedom? Screaming for the world to hear our name and our story. Why are our voices not heard because of our sexuality? We’ve been preserved as a joke, a sexual figure in the media, and that is all they see when they look or think of us – Amber Peralta