"My son is not a hostage. He wants to be here in his home with his mother."   -  Korryn Gaines   Photo:  Andrew Fennell    Makeup:  Marshelle C.  

"My son is not a hostage. He wants to be here in his home with his mother."  - Korryn Gaines

Photo: Andrew Fennell 

Makeup: Marshelle C. 

This morning I woke up and I searched your hashtag. 

First name:  "#"

Middle name "Korryn" 

Last name  "Gaines" 

Sad. Infuriating. Sickening. 

As I scrolled I pieced together your story. 

And peace by piece my heart shattered. 

Before I could even read a word I noticed how fly you were. 

How full of life you were. 

How beautiful your children are. 

How bold your spirit is

I watched your videos. 

Your voice was piercing. 

Your message, powerful. 

Yet, in the comments they argue. 

Some call you crazy. 

They say you were irresponsible. 

You asked for it.  

You were talented. 

You were smart. 

You were awake. 

You were aware. 

You were tired. 

You stood up. 

You sacrificed your life. 

You stood your ground. 

I saw the video of your son in the hospital. 

He's brave, like his mother. 

He tells the truth, like his mother. 

Assata. 

Angela. 

Elaine.

Harriet 

Kathleen. 

Korryn.

Strong.

Black.

Beautiful. 

Mother.  

I Thank You. 

 

 

Photo: Andrew Fennell 

Makeup: Marshelle C.

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