I'm Jourdan and I like being incredibly happy and following my dreams.
A transgender woman was murdered just steps away from her home in North Memphis on Friday night. Alejandra Leos was shot in the 1600 block of Berkshire…
7 Trans Women of Color; all killed during the season that holds Pride Month. The queer community is still abuzz with the last vestiges of the season that promises parades, alcohol, and ‘a freedom to be you.’ So often, the larger LGBTQ “community,” has this idea that we’re all equally policed for being a part of this population. Without doubt, the summer of 2014 has proven that this is not the case.
- Kandy Hall
- Tiffany Edwards
- Zoraida Eles Reyes,
- Yaz’Min Shancez
- Cemia Dove
- Brittany-Nicole Kidd-Stergis
- and Betty Skinner
…are the names of the 7 women that have fallen this season before Alejandra; and there is no protest for them. They are the silent-fallen that have fallen silent. There is an epidemic of trans female genocide; a cure to this maddening, tragic plague has yet to be seen.
Please #RememberAlejandra. If we continue to brush over the victimization of TWoC then again and again these beautiful lives will be cut short; again and again, #GirlsLikeUs will be made victims of hatred.
It’s so scary. I’m not trans, but I do enjoy exploring my femininity and getting all dolled up because it makes me happy. But to imagine being KILLED by someone because they’re SO unhappy with HOW YOU CHOOSE TO LIVE YOUR LIFE WHEN IT LITERALLY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THEM. That’s just disgusting. I often forget how lucky I’ve been with being able to express my androgyny. Someone could easily hurt me just because I’m a boy in heels and a skirt. My dad made me start carrying pepper spray because he’s scared for me, but yet he never tells me to stop dressing how I want.
I just, I can’t even fathom the thought:
"That person is completely going against everything I believe in, they need to die."
Like I’m so upset right now.
IF EVERYONE MINDED THEIR OWN FUCKING BUSINESS AND RESPECTED EACH OTHER THE WORLD WOULD BE SO MUCH BETTER.