Ashawna & Distance first met in early spring 2005; Distance had been living on the streets between Santa Monica & East L.A. for a year & a 1/2, & was hitchhiking to San Francisco before transferring to San Francisco.
A memoire by Distance:
“It isn’t hard to remember how refreshing meeting & knowing Ashawna was– & I’m pretty sure that would be said by both of us if she were still here in her Earthly human form. Not a day went by for my first 8 months on the streets of Los Angeles that I wasn’t hurt in some way. I had been either attacked energetically or physically & violently nearly every day while attending the Children’s Hospital from 2003-2005.
After “aging out” (turning 25) at the Children’s Hospital, I was told that I could transfer to one of 4 cities in the United States, because only those 4 would cover healthcare for transsexual women. I chose San Francisco, mostly because it was a city that almost seemed like a legendary faerie tale back when I lived in Iowa. In the South Bay, I would meet a Faerie Queen who lived up to every bit of that legend:
Ashawna Hailey went to the spirit world on October 14, 2011 & thanks to her aid & unique gifts of guidance to Distance, Wild Willpower has been made possible.
“Thank you, Ashawna, for all the beautiful & bountiful things you helped bring into the world & for believing in me & many others. I Love You & I miss you dearly.”