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This Black trans activist is fighting to shield her community from an epidemic of violence


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CNN by Chris James on February  20, 2021

As a teenage runaway in the foster care system and forced into homelessness, Vanessa Warri's childhood was marked by trauma -- but she's overcoming her early circumstances despite the odds.

"Black transgender women rarely make it past 35," she said. "Elders in my community fought and marched and sacrificed and advocated in the hopes that one day, a young trans person could be able to walk in spaces they couldn't." 

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