Lourdes Hunter delivers a powerful speech at SlutWalk 2011 that is giving me life months later:

"Yes, I am a transgender woman. But that doesn’t give you the right to solicit me for sex or assume I am a hooker. And let me tell you something: Don’t call me tranny. Don’t call me shemale. Don’t fucking call me a he-she."

"Yes, honey, I am college-educated, professionally employed and I pay my own damn bills. I define my own existence, and that is my choice."

"It’s time for all of us to take responsibility…We must equip ourselves and our young women with the tools of survival, like self-esteem, like love and like support."