A New Disabled South
May 30, 2023
7/27/2022 by KAITLYN DONATO
It was a frightening day for every girl around me. We huddled together, heads buried in our phones, endlessly scrolling through headlines. No longer concerned with final exams or the most recent TikTok trends, we instead were engrossed in the leaked Supreme Court opinion that set our rights in peril.
“You don’t have any control over the decision,” I told myself. “Just try not to dwell on it.”
I intended to comfort myself, but I had said those words all too many times before: at the advent of the pandemic, amid the onslaught of mass shootings, and now, standing in my high school hallway, in disbelief at the news that my right to choose was under attack. What value does comfort hold to a generation that has been let down time after time?
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