Raised in Los Angeles as one of eight children, Edith survived years of sexual abuse as a child by a family member and then gang rape as a teenager as a punishment for trying to leave a gang into which she was inducted. Later, she was enslaved in a trailer-like bunker by a long-term boyfriend, who sold her to men for sex. Edith credits her survival to having tremendous resilience and the support of her family and close friends, and is today proud to be the “best mom and the best dad” to her four children.
“I want young transgender women to get help as soon as abuse starts in their personal lives. There is protection if you let someone know that there is a problem and you need protection.”