If you do not know the story of Dimitri, I encourage you read it here.
We can ALL learn from Dimitri's grace and self-determination.
I orginally met Dimitri in 2015 in her village of Skala Sikaminias, which is a small, 150 person, fishing village on the island of Lesvos in Greece. She is a trans woman that has had an exceptionally challenging life and simply wants to spend the rest of her days being her authentic self and living peacefully.
Sadly, on Christmas Day 2020, a group of teenagers broke into her home with the intent to do harm. They humiliated and physically assaulted her as well as intentionally damaged her home. They filmed their assault and later posted it online.
Police are dealing with the issue of the teenagers, meanwhile, Dimitri is left to deal with the trauma of being violated as well as the repair of her humble cottage.
If you are moved to help show your solidarity and support of Dimitri, I would invite you to make a donation here and we will see that 100% of proceeds (minus the fees from this site) get to her. She lives on a small state pension and she barely gets by at the best of times, so any donation would be appreciated.
Thank you for your time to read and please, PLEASE join us in denouncing violence against LGBTTQ people worldwide, ESPECIALLY trans people, who are ALWAYS the most vulnerable to cowardly and ignorant acts of violence like this.
Trans lives are human lives.
Dimitri did not deserve this.
Please stand by her.
Here are newslinks detailing her assault:
- Melissa Cutshall
- Laura Shankel
- Nicola Aime
- Caroline Legrand
- Theressa Schroeder
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