Tomorrow, Sunday, November 13, KayLove and I will be painting a memorial mural for Maylin Reynoso thanks to Las Brujas. They were able to secure a wall in the LES, Rivington and Bowery, through the New Museum and the gallery On Stella Rays, during Scamming the Patriarchy: A Youth Summit.
If you didn't know her, Maylin was part of Las Brujas, an all female skater group in The Bronx. She disappeared one night in July, her family reported her missing but not much was done. After a week, they figured out that a body that appeared floating in the Harlem River days before, was her.
"Whereas white women are innocent victims in disappearance scenarios, the assumption with young black and Latina women is often that they were somehow involved in activities that led to their kidnapping or death.
Fourteen young black and Latina girls in the Bronx have gone missing since July 2014 (9 have been found). According to Bitch Magazine, despite initial concerns that their disappearances were linked to a forced prostitution ring in New York City, all of the girls were labeled as “runaways” by the NYPD. The disappearance of 14 young girls from a single borough should have gotten more attention. Instead, their disappearances have been treated largely as a mundane reality. Would the same be the case for 14 young white girls disappearing in the suburbs?"
- The Huffington Post
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