It is awfully convenient to believe the right thing to do is whatever you want, at anyone else’s expense. It felt like the lives of the sick and vulnerable didn’t matter. Then George Floyd was murdered.
Jenna Wysong Filbrun isn’t really sure what she is. These days, she spends a lot of time reading, thinking, realizing how much she doesn’t know, and writing some of it down. She is the author of The Unsaid Words (Finishing Line Press 2020), a poetry chapbook about living with chronic illness. She was fortunate to resign from full-time employment in 2014 for health reasons and currently volunteers as an online math tutor. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and their dog.