Updated December 16, 2013
Additions made after December 16, 2013
Waren, MI – USA – 25 Years Old – Found beaten to death in her apartment
Detroit, MI – USA – 24 Years Old – Killed by off-duty policeman’s gun going off during a lapdance
Erin Justice aka Tea
Body Found July 2011
I still think of her, everyday. We weren’t that close, but I knew her. I had touched her, smiled with her, laughed with her, had drinks with her. She gave me her shoes, told me how beautiful I was. When sex workers are co-workers, we are sisters. Her death came at a time that was important to my life as a woman and a sex worker, and I’d like to honour her memory, and bless the soul of those red shoes, which literally brought me luck every time I danced in them. I talked to Erin every single time I put them on my feet, and I just know she was there with me, is with me still, when I think of my darkest moments in this business that steals so much from us. One day, I’d like to do my part and get back into the clubs, start reaching out to my sisters, especially in places like Houston and Miami and Dallas, where I experienced and heard of some of the worst assaults and rapes, but also where I danced in my favourite clubs, met my favourite people, and learned so much.
Lenora Ivie Frago
San Antonio, TX – USA – 23 Years Old
Murdered by Ezekiel Gilbert in San Antonio, TX under Texas deadly force in defense of property law.
She was my first cousin and a sex worker. Her untimely death was the result of years of
Unjust incarceration. Duran suffered and died because society demonized her. She was a beautiful artistic person who was killed by bad laws. We are all deserving of justice and respect. A “system of laws” that denies justice to sex workers is unlawful .