This is incredibly sad. I met her when she was a reporter at KCSB, she was a very sweet person. RIP
Vigil for Zoraida
"Tonight, our community will gather to celebrate the life of our beloved Zoraida "Ale" Reyes. Zoraida was taken from us last night. Her body was found in Anaheim and the investigation of her death’s circumstances are still undergoing. Those of you who knew Zoraida know that she was a loving girl, one that was always calm, a bit shy and wore a smile in her face when surrounded by loved ones. She was always sweet and willing to help in any way that she could. Zoraida always gave back to her community by advocating for Trans-Rights, Immigrant rights, and the DREAM movement as a member of Orange County DREAM Team, DeColores Queer Orange County, andFamilia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement. Please join us to celebrate her life and contributions to the LGBTQ community. We will meet at Santa Ana Plaza at the corner of 4th St and French St, Santa Ana, CA 92701 at 5:30 p.m. and we will walk in procession to Sasscer Park on 4th and Ross, Santa Ana, CA. We will have a community altar if folks want to bring an offer flowers, pictures of Zoraida or candles, etc. Please also consider making a donation for her funeral expenses http://www.gofundme.com/Zoraida"
Rest in Peace Zoraida
Mexican music opened the doors to everything: classical music, jazz and passion. From that I learned how to sing in a joyous way about terrible sorrow. It taught me what joy is.
Joy is a transcendent state, and I learned that from Mexican music. Joy isn’t happiness, it’s transcending the horrific.
(Source: Los Angeles Times)