Today is my 27th Birthday. I’ve accomplished so much in my 27 years of life. I’ve earned my bachelors and masters degree. I was accepted into multiple medical schools last year, before ultimately deciding to attend TUSPM. I serve as a mentor to numerous Black and Native American students who are looking to pursue a career in the medical field. I run a successful blog, The Mod Little Melanin, and later this summer I’ll be launching my online boutique under the same name.
Breonna Taylor should have turned 27 today too. We had so much in common. We both born on Saturday, June 5th, 1993. We both were born in the Midwest. I was born in Chicago, and she was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We both attended college at the same time; with myself attending The University of Kansas, and Breonna attending The University of Kentucky. During our freshman year of college, our schools played each other in the NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship. We both aspired to have careers in the medical field. Breonna was an EMT for the City of Louisville, and also worked as a ER Technician. I’m pursuing a career in podiatry.
Breonna had so much potential. She could have accomplished so much in her life. She could have become a nurse, a doctor, a scientist, maybe even the President of the United States. But we’ll never know all she could have done for this world, because her life was cut short when the Louisville Police Department used a battering ram to enter her home at 1 in the morning on March 13th in an attempt to serve a “no-knock warrant”, at the WRONG home, and shot and killed Breonna as she laid in her bed. Breonna was shot eight times in her bed. To make matters worse, the suspects the LPD were looking for were already in police custody at the time of her death.
I could have been Breonna Taylor. Anyone of your Black friends could have been Breonna Taylor.
It has been nearly three months since Breonna’s death, and her murderers have still not been arrested. This is why we fight. This is why we protest. Police join me in honoring Breonna, by signing the petition linked in my bio demanding the arrest of the police officers that murdered Breonna.
In lieu of birthday gifts, I ask that you join me in honoring Breonna Taylor by matching my $10.00 donation to the GoFundMe set up by Breonna’s family on her behalf. Together we can help to fight for justice for Breonna.
Happy Birthday, Breonna. You will always be in my heart ❤️
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