There are a few posts on TransGriot in which I discuss silicone pumping, the negative effects of it and chronicle the pumpers who get busted and brought to justice or killing people while doing so.
Tanisha Caston AKA ‘The Divine Tanisha Cassadine’, was born in Memphis September 16, 1968 and touched many lives inside and outside the House of Cassadine and the pageant and ballroom community She died on March 16 at age 48 due to complications from silicone injections.
It was a death that shocked many in the pageant world who knew her, and brought home to people the danger of silicone pumping
Miss BTIPS 2016 Taliyah Cassadine is also the founder of Say No 2 Silicone Injections to promote awareness of the danger of silicone pumping.
She created the Divine Cassadine Transition Scholarship to not only keep memories of the legacy of Tanisha alive, but also help create a funding stream to help trans women who want to transition in a healthy and safe way without using silicone. It can also be used to remove silicone from a person’s body, which can also be a costly process.
The Divine Cassadine Transition Scholarship will be awarded at future BTAC conventions. Fundraising for the $3000 goal started April 1 with the hope that the goal will be reached and hopefully exceeded by next April 1.
If you’re inclined to give $5, 10, 20 or whatever your heart moves you to do at this time, please do so. No amount is too small to give in order to reach and hopefully exceed the goal to seed this fund.
Even $1 will help the cause, and here’s the link to the fundraising page.