Living in America my entire life, I have seen a lot of tragedy. One of my first memories of something significant is 9/11. Seeing those giant planes plunge into a symbol of America broke me; even if I didn't understand why at the time. I am part of the last generation who will remember 9/11 as the event it was, not a memory from a textbook. And as this year begins to come to a close, I fear for those who are in that place I once was. The number of atrocities I am witnessing seems to be increasing, while those in charge seem to be more concerned about their internet presence and lobbyists than promoting any actual change. At this time last year, I remember being on the phone with a friend in tears as she couldn't contact her family at her home church in Sutherland Springs in South Texas after a man waltzed in and began shooting. Over twenty people - eight of which being children - were ripped from their families and the media created a circus. Dehumanizing the victims and pushing a…
Privacy settings changed!
Article is saved. Do you want to continue editing the article or leave and edit later?