Meet CAFMA Member, Tasasha Henderson

601498_10100444674635584_951341326_n 1. How would you describe yourself to a stranger?

A quiet, introspective person who has a genuine passion for wanting to make a difference

2. How did you become interested in Marissa’s case?

When I first read news stories about Marissa’s case, a Black mother incarcerated for protecting herself against an abusive husband, the injustice of it just astounded me. I started following any and all news about the case, and the work of the Free Marissa Now campaign. Attending the teach-in about Marissa’s case this past fall was very helpful to me in understanding the intersecting issues of domestic violence and incarceration; it also really showed me that law enforcement and criminalization does not protect women from violence, and often perpetuates violence against women

3. If you could share a message with Marissa, what would you say?

Marissa, you have so many people supporting and fighting for you, and we will continue to fight for you and do all that we can to raise awareness about the injustice of your case.