the christine north

Hannah Christine. Artist. World Changer. Sasha Fierce. 18. IUPUI. Media Arts Major.



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Long distance basically feels like this…

Wake up. Feel fine for roughly twenty seconds until you remember your situation. Your heart then proceeds to drop to the pit of your stomach and stay there. You lay and stare at the ceiling accepting that this is a feeling that will follow you all day, sit up, swing your legs over the side of the bed, stand up- move on with your day. 

I am not Mike Brown. I am white. I am middle class. I am female. I am small. I am not considered a threat. When police see me they see someone who looks like them. They see their mothers, their daughters, their sisters, themselves. I am not at risk of being shot by police for existing while black. I am not at risk of being shot while unarmed. I am not at risk of being shot while armed with nothing more than a BB gun. I am not at risk of being shot for reaching for my wallet. I am privileged.
But I am outraged. And if you aren’t outraged, then you aren’t paying attention. This is America in 2014. This is our reality. It’s so easy to get jaded and to ignore these atrocities, to act like this doesn’t affect us. It’s so easy to get apathetic. In the past it was the youth who protested. Where is the rage of the youth? Where is our rage?
Like I said, I am not Mike Brown. But I am outraged.