Are you feeling what I am feeling? I am so confused right now. Let me explain. I live in New York, that’s right the big apple. And, right now it feels like our, no my city is under seize. In the past weeks, there have been way too many shootings. Shootings that have caused injury or death to innocent bystanders. Young, old age really doesn’t matter. Walking to the neighborhood bodega, walking with friends after school, or just simply sitting in a car talking with family. I think the one that hits the hardest is the baby sleeping in the stroller and being struck by a stray bullet.
When will this madness stop?
What can we do about this craziness?
These are just a couple of the many questions I have. Being a woman sometimes it feels like we take on the problems of the world and want to fix everything. We women ache for the crying mother, the helpless father, and the dying community. Maybe I’m speaking for myself but I think not. Don’t you just want to scream each time you turn on the news and there was another shooting?
Well, today I have decided to scream. Join me. let out a big loud scream one that comes up from the lowest part of your belly. Scream loud so that your neighbors know today is not the day. Scream so that your community knows you care and can’t take it anymore. Screaming does not show a sign of weakness instead, it is a mechanism we can use to let the community know “watch out, we have had enough” we are coming to take our communities back.