Ep. 54 - Marsha P. Johnson - She Had The Stones For Stonewall

Well Behaved Women

15-12-2023 • 58 mins

This week, B is out of the office so Lauren has prepared a re-telling of an early episode for Hannah - Marsha P. Johnson and her incredible impact on American life today.   We delve into their childhood, how they discovered "Marsha" and, of course, how Marsha impacted the historic event in American history, The Stonewall Riots of 1969!


In this episode we mention two organizations that serve incredibly important purposes.  We want to make sure everyone who wants to help has the opportunity to do so! You can find imfornation and links for both below.

The Marsha P Johnson Institute - https://marshap.org

MPJI advocates for BLACK trans people who are resisting, grappling with survival, and looking for a community. We aim to demystify, diversify and expand opportunities for our community. We raise awareness and connectivity by sharing knowledge, providing resources, and engaging people to support our mission.


The Dock Ellis Foundation - https://www.dockellisfoundation.com

​Dock Ellis Foundation provides underprivileged families and victims with the support and guidance they need to bring their missing loved one's home.

The Dock Ellis Foundation responds to each report of a missing person with an investigation, awareness campaign, search, placement and advocacy at no charge to families. Our work offers reassurance and hope for those reporting missing person cases that their case will receive an adequate response. We give peace of mind to a community that is otherwise neglected when lives are most at stake. We respond to those missing a loved one with the seriousness that situation always deserves.


Image Credits: (Found through the "National Park Service" website, at the following link https://www.nps.gov/people/marsha-p-johnson.htm). The following credits were provided by the National Park service:  Marsha protests Bellevue Hospital's treatment of street people/LGBTQ. By Diana Davies, 1968-1975.