OutSources: Fighting for Trans Rights from Prison – An Interview with Jessica Phoenix Sylvia

Host Sean Kenney with Jessica Phoenix Sylvia, who has fought for transformative justice as a trans woman living in a men’s prison. Jessica talks about her experiences advocating for trans rights and mental health support from prison, in addition to preparing for reentry after living in prison for over 18 years.

You can also listen to our first OutSources interview with Jessica from 2021, where she talks more about her work on building mutual aid and abolitionist movements from prison.

For more information about Jessica’s work, you can access her recent articles from INTOthem and Truthout.

OutSources collaborated with Empowerment Avenue to connect with Jessica, and you can visit their website or send them an email to find out more about their work connecting outside organizations and individuals with writers, artists, musicians, and thinkers who are incarcerated.


Music Credits: Pinback – Loro, Khruangbin & Leon Bridges – B-Side