Yesterday morning I was called out of school, I was handcuffed and shackled wearing only a thin orange/black jumpsuit (ironically happens to be my high school colors) Two friendly officers put me in the back of a new dodge charger. The short drive was emotional, invigorating, visually stimulating for sure and even somewhat confusing due to all the changes. I couldn’t hold back my tears seeing how much all the trees have grown since I’ve been gone.

We pulled right up front to the medical center, it was all slow motion after this. Look, I might have one disclaimer, I don’t usually fall in love with every blond hair blue eyed beautiful mammography specialist but It’s not everyday that I get to be cared for by one either! I could go on about this all day but I want to give you the good news………….NO BREAST CANCER.

To all the women in the world, I have Sooooo much more respect and empathy for you after my experience . And to that wonderful, vibrant, beautiful angel that took such great care of me, you are everything prison is not. Thank you for recharging me with your kind words and soft touch.

Marshall Byers
for www.lgbtqprisonsupport. com