"Last fall, Kricket Nimmons boarded a discount bus to New York City, looking for a new start. As a black #transgender woman from the rural South, she had traversed a rocky path. When Kricket arrived in New York, she had just $200 in her pocket and butterflies in her stomach. What Kricket didn't know then was that her effort to reboot her life would dovetail with the state's effort to offer greater protection and care to transgender New Yorkers. She has since become one of the first low-income New Yorkers to undergo a genital reconstruction paid for by #Medicaid. Kricket has often said she never expected to make it to 40, much less to "complete" the long, lonely journey from Jerome through Meeka (her interim name) and Magnolia Thunderpussy (her drag name) to Kricket. @heislerphoto photographed Kricket while she was en route to Philadelphia to see a specialist in gender reassignment surgery. Visit the link in our profile to read the full story." By nytimes on Instagram.
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