Sasha Fleischman, who identifies as agender was targeted by 16 year old, Richard Thomas for wearing a skirt.

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  1. Emily 2 years ago

    Cool podcast. I like how you presented the facts and also discussed your opinions of the case. This story is honestly quite incredible. The act of forgiveness is something I value highly. Sasha’s forgiveness and understanding for Richard’s poor actions is inspiring. It probably took great courage for Richard to give such an honest and personal apology as well. I also believe that seven years was too long. Richard made a horrible decision, but I don’t think it was worth seven years.

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