We lost a beloved human being in Portland on July 25th, 2020. Her name is Aja Raquell Rhone Spears. She is survived by many loving friends and family and the loss comes in the wake of Portland and beyond chanting BLACK TRANS LIVES MATTER in the street every single day and night. Her life was taken in what appears to be a hate crime, for who she was.
She was a world traveler, a lover of caring for children and a spirited person who was loved by many in the community. We cannot allow these heinous acts to continue any longer. This is a strong reminder that we must protect Black womxn at all costs as they are the very crux of the change we want to see in the world.
Aja’s family, @snackblocpdx @dontshootpdx and I (jahdi_) are teaming up to organize a vigil for Aja this coming Monday, August 31st 7pm @ Peninsula Park. Please share this far and wide. Food and snacks and beverages will be provided. Please bring blankets, candles, flowers and any signs or art/paintings of Aja you would like in remembrance as we honor her life. Rest In peace rest in power rest in love…
SAY HER NAME 🙏🏽🕊