Civil War Institute
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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Jensen, Anika N., "Changemakers: Harpers Ferry History Prompts Social Awareness" (2016). The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History. 211.