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BLM protest signs A 2020 Black Lives Matter protest in Madison, Wis. Photo credit: Rebecca Radix

After the death of George Floyd, I went on a downward spiral.

It was not dissimilar from the emotional downward spiral I experience every time an unarmed Black person is killed in our country by those who are called to protect and serve. At the “end” of these downward spirals, I’m generally left with several fundamental questions: Does my Black life matter? When will Black lives actually matter in this country? What will it take for people to see that we too are human – and that we are connected in this shared journey of life?

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