“The shape of my resistance is like threads on a loom… The vertical threads in and of themselves are weak, they can only become strong when interwoven with the horizontal threads. Not only does this strengthen them, but miraculously they can create patterns, images, words, meanings… and when they touch one another and interweave they become one awesome grouping.”Avis Lee
Avis Lee is a certified Braille translator, currently working as a Peer Assistant in the Therapeutic Community program. She is a member of Let’s Get Free: Women and Trans Prisoner Defense Committee, and the coauthor of the play Chin to the Sky. She also serves on Decarcerate PA’s Advisory Board. Avis was born in Altoona, PA, grew up in Pittsburgh, and has been serving a Death By Incarceration sentence for the last 38 years. She enjoys genealogy, knitting, crocheting, and gardening.