Class Year

2018

Document Type

Blog Post

Publication Date

8-16-2016

Department

Civil War Institute

Abstract

The day after the mass shooting at the Orlando gay nightclub Pulse was a Monday, and I was thoroughly unable to process my emotions or ponder the repercussions of the massacre upon walking into work that morning. I oscillated between bewilderment, grief, hopelessness, anger. My heart was tender. I chose silence as a defense mechanism.

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This blog post originally appeared in The Gettysburg Compiler and was created by students at Gettysburg College.

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