“On Labor Day—Monday—a 17-year-old girl named Bailey Reeves was shot to death in D.C. I’m grieving with her family. She would make the 17th, and youngest-known black trans female murdered this year by gun violence. As Ian predicted, it was too late to include her in the jewelry created by Aree. So I brought her in this picture frame for you all to see. 17-years-old, baby girl. Just like me, these women dared to exhaust their freedom to exist by being visible. However, instead of being celebrated they’re punished for it.”
The keepsake earrings were designed by Areeayl Yoseefaw, who first designed the keepsake earring to honor her godmother. When she was contacted by stylist Ian Bradley to lend her design to honor all the murdered trans women this year for Moore she couldn’t refuse.
“In their hour of celebration they put their trans sisters in the forefront,” she said on Instagram. “They spoke for those who cannot and became a light for everyone.”