Center for Public Service
On Friday, April 20, 2018, Gettysburg College students organized a campus-wide walkout to protest all forms of gun violence as part of Gettysburg College’s first annual Peace and Justice Week. Over the next several days, SURGE published the poems and personal testimonies of the student speakers who participated in the event.
Just imagine witnessing your best friend’s boyfriend beating her, beating their children.
What would you do?
My sister is the bravest woman I know. She came in between the blows to her best friend’s face and his fists. My sister is scared of nothing and of no one, which is admirable, but also a curse. He threatened my sister because in some twisted way she emsaculated him but she didn’t back down. Her best friend stayed with him, and my sister did not stop defending her. [excerpt]
This is the author's version of the work. This publication appears in Gettysburg College's institutional repository by permission of the copyright owner for personal use, not for redistribution.
Laboy, Alexa, "The Bravest Woman I Know" (2018). SURGE. 322.