#SayHerName Trending on Social Media After Murder of Kiesha Jenkins
Philadelphia is once again on the national stage, this time for a rather unfortunate reason: The hashtag #SayHerName is trending on Facebook and other social media as reports circulate over the murder of 22 year-old trans woman Kiesha Jenkins.
As we reported earlier, Jenkins was gunned down early this morning in North Philly by 5 or 6 men. A quick browse of Twitter and one can find a wide assortment of messages from folks, mourning the loss of Jenkins:
the fact that people will go to the extent to kill someone just because of their gender identity…. #SayHerName #KieshaJenkins
— ️advait (@AdvaitGadre) October 7, 2015
Another transgender woman was murdered, this time in Philly. #SayHerName #KieshaJenkins http://t.co/AvIfXilb1B
— pillar of salt (@jaaaaade) October 7, 2015
#KieshaJenkins Click that hashtag.
Google it. Do whichever but know her story. #BlackTransLivesMatter #TransLivesMatter #SayHerName
— Adelia (@BlightedStars) October 7, 2015
The violence against the trans community is disgusting #RIP Kiesha Jenkins #SayHerName #TempleOwl #BlackTransLivesMatter
— Liz Casey (@Liz_Casey14) October 6, 2015