When The Buildings Began To Bleed

November 3, 2019

We say her body was the seventh ’cause that’s what we could gather from records. Truth be told, she could’ve been the eighth. The tenth. The twentieth. It both does and doesn’t matter.

Back when the story broke, the media started off by calling her a woman, but she was freshly eighteen. Just a week before she walked across a stage with her new diploma in her hand, khimar pushed back on her head to show the red streaks in her hair.

A week out of high school, does that really make you a woman?

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