Finally, I Can Breathe

Most will remember where they were — I will remember my first sigh of relief

Representation isn’t everything, but after four years of being beaten down for my race and gender, it sure is a start.

As a person with high anxiety, I’m a ball of nerves about pretty much everything. It’s been my way since I was a little girl. But over the last four years, the fear was vicious. Whether inciting violence among dangerous groups, failing to take a pandemic seriously, mocking women, or disrespecting countries around the world, one person could send my day into a tailspin.

Senior Platform Editor at Medium. Girl with the long last name from the Empire State. NYU Alum. Runner. Puppy Mommy. Smiler.