Photos By Maya Moore
A lot of us have felt guilty and selfish for being devastated the past few days. Some of us pass for straight. Some of us are white and cisgender. Some of us come from very loving and accepting families and communities. I am lucky enough to be able to claim all of these privileges. I am not from Orlando and I wasn’t at Pulse early Sunday morning. I didn’t have to hide in a bathroom stall. I wasn’t shot with a weapon of war. I didn’t bleed to death on the floor for being who I am. But every single person in the LGBTQ+ community woke up to that news and imagined what it would be like if they had been there, or had been at their own safe haven, slaughtered for who they are, and it felt all too real. Because the fact of the matter is, it has always been all too real, and it continues to be all too real.