Celebrate Mistress Velvet's Life

Please help us cover Mistress Velvet's funeral expenses so we can honor their life and legacy. Velvet was loved and adored by many. As such, we hope to cover services in Chicago and North Carolina. Funds will be sent to Velvet's spouse Andy Koch. Any additional funds will be used to care for the family and to cover outstanding debts. Thank you for you patience and understanding during this terrible time.

Statement from the Comrades of Miss V:

We grieve with you as we share the news of Mistress Velvet’s passing. We feel your love and thank you for your support.

Mistress Velvet is an icon. Their life as an African Feminist and Revolutionary Communist brings us closer to Their fierce vision of SW and Trans Liberation.

Velvet, your presence in this world makes us better. Thank you for showing up unapologetically. We are all at a loss.

We now honor Them by decriminalizing SW, demanding reparations, and fighting for Black Liberation. We know you’ll join us.

Friends, lovers, admirers: share your memories of Velvet and how They inspired and challenged you to move through the world differently.

A memorial service will be held at a date to be announced.

With love, grief, and hope,
Comrades of Mistress Velvet
  • Toby Fee 
    • $25 
    • 1 mo
  • Evan Barden 
    • $10 
    • 1 mo
  • Klara Kruse Rosset 
    • $15 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Jason Crowell 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Kara Rodriguez 
Organizer
Chicago, IL
Andrew Koch 
Beneficiary
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