Being a delegate member reinforced for me that my liberation as a woman in the United States is tied to the women of Cuba and elsewhere. I feel a sense of solidarity and a responsibility to call for my country’s accountability.
When women challenge this as athletes, coaches or commentators—no matter how skillfully or successfully—they are often met with ridicule or outright hostility.
This has been my experience for the past two weeks in the Dominican Republic. Other women have been subjected to much worse, and you could spend hours listening to the harassment they’ve faced for their gender identities. This is among the struggles that transgender women face.