Thankful, but Terrified

I am thankful that the color of my skin doesn’t dictate whether or not I am safe walking down the street.

I am terrified that the genitalia in my clothes DOES dictate whether or not I am safe walking down the street.

I am thankful that my children have a roof over their heads and food in their stomachs.

I am terrified that they will live their lives debt-ridden due to a society that expects them to earn a degree, yet make less than a living wage to pay for that degree.

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I am thankful that I have not yet gotten a life-threatening illness while I have not been able to afford health insurance.

I am terrified that the health insurance I have recently purchased will cause me to become so in debt that I will not be able to carry it for very long.

I am thankful that those that love me understand that I am not your typical white American who bows down to the status quo.

I am terrified that those who don’t know me would seek to destroy every ideal and moral that I have ever believed in just so that they can bow down to the status quo.

 

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I am a 43-year-old, single mom of 19-year-old boy/girl twins living in an extremely small town in rural Texas. Currently, I am employed as a Site Supervisor for a prominent corporation that provides security officers for homes and businesses.

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