Her name was Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien. She was 42 years old, and her husband has been charged with murder after attacking her with a hammer and stabbing her.

He didn’t like the things she was saying.

In the U.S., every day, three women are murdered by men in their lives. Sometimes those women are transgender.

“According to a 2015 report published by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law, 31 percent to 50 percent of transgender people experience intimate partner violence during their lifetime. The organization also found barriers for trans people seeking help for domestic abuse, including the risk of “outing” oneself when seeking help and the lack of LGBTQ-inclusive resources.”

Rest in power, Christa.







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