Recently I had the opportunity to attend a local #BlackLivesMatter vigil for Rekia Boyd and all of the other sisters we have loss to systemic racism and police violence. The turnout was actually pretty decent all things considered. We participated in a libation ceremony and I had the opportunity to share some thoughts as well.
I spoke about Duanna Johnson and Mya Hall and to also remember trans women, and LGBTQs in general in our movement.
Shockingly (for me anyway) my comments went over well. Several people thanked me for speaking.
I’m glad I attended. It’s nice to see a flicker of candlelight in the middle of a violent storm.