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Breonna Taylor should be alive. Breonna Taylor should be saving lives. Breonna Taylor should be loving. Should be laughing. Should be celebrating her birthday.

Say her name today. Happy Birthday, Breonna Taylor.

Breonna Taylor should be alive. She shouldn’t be on a long list of black women and black men who have had their lives snuffed out by murderers.

Breonna Taylor should be alive.

I read a sentence today that said “our joy is my favorite act of defiance.”

Let that sentence hit you. Black people find joy in the hardest of situations. Black people find hope in the darkest of nights. Black people lit up a street today with the most beautiful rendition of Happy Birthday for Breonna Taylor– but even though this is the most loving, most wonderful, most affirming good thing– Breonna Taylor should be alive.

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Leona View All →

30-something Mississippi queer. Bleeding heart with a soft spot for honesty and oversharing. Conquering corporate America and my own insecurities– one day at a time.

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