TW: Mentions of anti-LGBT violence, though no details or descriptions are given within the post. Content notes for each story are listed on each story’s individual page, but as a general include murder, violence, death, suicide, grief, loss, and slurs.
The event is beginning to wind down and I am starting to lose momentum. My method of taking action today was to share the stories I have collected via the Stories Project, which I will do again here, and to work on transcribing two more interviews: with Jazmin and Aviva, two awesome young trans women of color whose stories I can’t wait to see in their final form.
Bill Thomas remembers Cathy Thomas.
Clayton Ham discusses his experiences.
Tessa Crawford remembers Catherine and Jay.
The Rev. Rebecca Strader remembers Julie Williams and Lollie Winans.
Friday’s theme was blue, which symbolizes serenity and harmony, and Saturday’s theme was purple, which symbolizes spirit. Of the 189 people on the WoA 2014 list, there were twenty-seven I felt were best represented by the color blue and theme of serenity and twenty-seven I felt were best represented by the color purple and the theme of spirit. Their names are below. If you have a few minutes, select a few whose names stand out to do and do some research into their stories (a star by their name indicates that a loved one has spoken about them here.) Who were they? What happened to them?
Kaique Batista dos Santos
Eric James Borges
Esmeralda Garcia Retes
Agnes Torres Sulca