An Open Birthday Letter to Breonna Taylor

Dear Breonna,

Today you should be celebrating your 27th birthday with your loved ones. But unfortunately, your life was cut short due to a justice system that is steeped in racism. Today and every day, I will uplift your name; you made the ultimate sacrifice serving as an essential worker during this unprecedented time. You showed up for your community, and it is only right that we show up for you. Your name means “strength,” and that is what you have given me and so many others. Your name has served as a rallying cry for so many Black women.