It’s an Ellie’s Talking Head Show! We start out highlighting Poetic Justice, an Oklahoma nonprofit that teaches writing and poetry to women who are incarcerated. In lieu of The Big Interview, I talk about allyship and share stories of how a neighborhood in North Little Rock Arkansas showed unique support for a family that was the subject of a racist attack for having a Black Santa Claus. Other stories of allyship include support for a small bookstore owner in Bayonne, N.J. and a 29-year-old single man who adopted five siblings (age 4-11) who were in foster care. In my C-Block, I share about moving from downtown Minneapolis to rural Carver County MN, a far more conservative area where, I’m sure, I will be the first live transgender person most of my new friends will have met. It’s all a journey, everyone!