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Caption: Stephanie Guerra with host Abigail Mahnke, Credit: Lisa Scheps
Image by: Lisa Scheps 
Stephanie Guerra with host Abigail Mahnke 

Stephanie Guerra - transgender woman

From: Abigail Mahnke, host of Inner Views
Length: 26:34

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I interviewed Stephanie in May 2011 about her 30 year addiction to heroin, her life as a prostitute to support her habit, committing burglaries and spending 8 years in prison for those crimes. (http://www.prx.org/pieces/63254-stephanie-guerra-former-heroin-addict-prostitu) I interviewed her again a month later, this time about being a transgender woman. Stephanie underwent hormone therapy and has breasts, but she has not had genital surgery. As a prostitute, she didn't usually tell her johns this in advance, which led to some interesting situations. Despite living as a woman, she was placed in a men's prison and, while treated well by the other inmates, she was not treated so well by the guards, who would tease her and make her strip.

Stephanie_guerra_062211_small I interviewed Stephanie in May 2011 about her 30 year addiction to heroin, her life as a prostitute to support her habit, committing burglaries and spending 8 years in prison for those crimes. (http://www.prx.org/pieces/63254-stephanie-guerra-former-heroin-addict-prostitu) I interviewed her again a month later, this time about being a transgender woman. Stephanie underwent hormone therapy and has breasts, but she has not had genital surgery. As a prostitute, she didn't usually tell her johns this in advance, which led to some interesting situations. Despite living as a woman, she was placed in a men's prison and, while treated well by the other inmates, she was not treated so well by the guards, who would tease her and make her strip.

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On-air credit to KOOP as follows:
Recorded at KOOP Radio 91.7 FM Austin, Texas

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