Moira Meltzer-Cohen, Marius’ lawyer recently wrote an article for the Fifth Estate on Marius’ gender transition and case. Check it out!
Archive for the 'Marie’s Paintings' Category
Tags: Fifth Estate, Marius Mason, trans liberation
Tags: name change, trans liberation, trans prisonser
It is illegal for those who are incarcerated in Texas prisons to change their name. This law denies those imprisoned one of the most fundamental aspects of a person. Marius’ legal team will be fighting this in court. We’ll keep you posted on this struggle.
In response to the news, Marius composed this poem.
Why I Can’t be Introduced in Texas (or Say My Name)
Say my name, say my name,
Your laws they just confound me,
Like brick walls they surround me
Say my name, say my name,
I know that you can’t see me,
Make it so hard to be me
But what’s in a name?
A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,
But I am not a rose, I am a man.
Yes, I’m a man, yes I am, and I can’t help but
Tell you so.
Though you’d say no.
How can I perform my gender,
An actor stripped of his lines,
How can this scene be “blocked”
When I am perpetually “clocked”
As what I am
The invisible man,
Without my name wrapped around me,
Giving me shape and substance
Like a bandage, holding this wound
Texas, you vigilante,
Riding rough-shod over the smallest liberty,
My name my only sovereignty
I am invaded by your assumptions
A nation under siege.
But my flag still waves,
And through the rockets’ red glare,
I’m still there.
Tags: art exhibit, fundraiser, Never Alone, Sean Swain
The Never Alone art exhibit has already sold numerous pieces of art, benefitting Eric McDavid and Marie Mason. Both of Marie’s paintings have sold, which is great to see. There is still this wonderful drawing by anarchist prisoner Sean Swain, inspired and featuring the No Fences poem written by Marie. Be sure to check out (and bid!) on the amazing art that is part of the Never Alone art auction.
Bids close on June 30th so don’t procrastinate. ;)
A new 20 minute documentary has come out telling the story of Eric McDavid, Marie Mason and the larger Green Scare in which they are a part. The video is free to view and share so check it out, share with friends and family, organize a film screening.
Tags: art exhibit, event
Marie remains in prison in Texas where she has developed a skill for painting. Detroit’s Cass Cafe will have an exhibit of her work of the last two years from June 13-21 on the second level of the restaurant.
The opening is Friday, June 13, 7-10pm. The show will continue through June 21 for public display.
Dates, times, and directions are at Activate 313 http://detroit.activatehub.org/events.