I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the incredible and constant support that I have been receiving since being locked up at the FDC over a month ago.
I want to thank my family for their unwavering support, pride, and love—throughout this situation and throughout my life.
I want to thank my closest friends for supporting me out of love, regardless of political beliefs; for your constant letters, for keeping my life on the outs in order, for spreading the word of my incarceration, and for reminding me daily that I am never alone.
I want to thank all the incredible support team for getting the word out there; through the internet, through word of mouth, radical media, anarchist media, lefty media, and mainstream media. I want to thank you all for all the fundraising you have been doing; and for your constant reminder of solidarity and friendship.
I want to thank my wonderful attorney; you are such a badass!
I want to thank all of my old friends from across the States and the world who are spreading the word to their friends and networks both through the use of technology and face to face communication (which I have to say is pretty rad).
To all of the rad people organizing on our behalf, I thank you for dedicating your precious time, energy, and love to our release and well-being.
I want to thank all of my new friends who have heard about our case from mutual friends, the internet, political groups; any number of forms of media; ya’ll have been consistently writing letters and spreading the word since day one. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!
To a whole lot of anarchists who have written me every day, thank you!
To a whole lot of people who are not anarchists, who have written to me every day, thank you!
To those who have made it their life’s work to write prisoners, thank you!
To those who are writing me because they have experienced the red scare, and said never again, thank you!
To all of you who have inquired about donating (I hope I gave you the info), those who donated, and those who are planning benefits, thank you!
To my community of downtowners, thank you for having my back. Thank you for not forgetting me, thank you for loving me, thank you for proving that communities can be strong regardless of political beliefs, and for proving that all of this is about so much more than political affiliations.
So, to all of you; I know I did not do anyone any favors by staying out of the public eye until my incarceration, but every single one of you has done so much to bring light to what is going on.
Every single one of you has done so much to bring light to what is going on. Every single one of you helps me to grow stronger every day.
To all of those who have written me; I have received about 100 letters every week since I have been in here (over 400 letters so far), and I am so sorry to all of those I have not written back yet. All of your words, artwork, and photos have inspired me and I can not thank you enough. Again, I’m really very sorry if I have not written you back yet; postage is a bit of an issue. Also to all of you who have sent me books, most of them have not contained return addresses, but I still want to let ya’ll know that they are loved by myself and my new friends on the inside. To the friend that sent me Soledad Brother and the beautiful letter within days of being here, I do not have an address for you, but I love you and your words have helped to strengthen my resolve.
Anywho…to all of you again, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!
Keep smiling, keep struggling; in solidarity, gratitude, and love,
PS: ….to another old friend, I got your postcard. Live to eat.
Katherine Olejnik #42592-086
P.O. Box 13900
Seattle, WA 98198