karyn-washington

THIS TALENTED YOUNG WOMAN WHO HAD THE POTENTIAL TO MAKE AN EVERLASTING IMPACT ON THE WORLD KILLED HERSELF.

It’s some day of the week. I’m sitting on my grandmother’s bed, melancholy because I allowed myself to venture into the more negative aspects of the news that I usually try to avoid:

 

β€œMother accidentally shoots daughter”

β€œTeens body found close to home, mother’s boyfriend suspected murderer”

My eyes are puffy (YEAH, I cried..which again is why I DON’T watch the news) and I’m expressing to my grandmother how sad I think it is that our people are killing one another (MESSAGE).

β€œYeah..well, that’s just the world we’re in now Monae”, she replied.

I know she is just as sad, she is stronger than me, she offers a simple anecdote. I don’t argue against it, and decide to visit Buzzfeed.com; I’m a writer Β and occasionally look to Buzzfeed for inspiration. I usually click the more light-hearted stories under the β€œLife” or β€œEntertainment” sections, but something told me to click β€œNews” instead today. That’s when I saw this article: