London is a senior at Sam Houston State University. She is a sociology major, political science minor, and aspring law student. Her passions include public policy, law, and keeping religion far, far away from both of them. She has been the president of the Secular Student Alliance at her university since the end of her freshman year, and is currently one of our interns here at CFI On Campus!
Currently, I’m quite sad as I write this. This reflection marks the end of my time as a CFI Outreach intern, but as this opportunity ends, I know that because of this summer more doors have opened. Nevertheless, the last two months have gone by way too quickly.
A reflection on the horrific events of June 12th, 2016, and the reactions to them.
Waking up to the news of the Orlando shooting on Sunday set off a chain of emotions within myself. I was shocked. I was angry. I cried. I was angry again, so on forth and so forth. The Pulse shooting has weighed very heavily on my mind since the moment I read the news, and I feel that there is so much to say about this event. This tragedy, that resulted in the deaths of 49 innocent individuals, provides commentary on so many of today’s issues that narrowing it down to just one or two, as I’ve seen many on the internet do, does not in any way do it, or the LGBTQ+ community as a whole, justice. That being said, I am in no way claiming to cover all of these issues in this post, but I do want to reflect and share my own thoughts on this tragedy, and perhaps provide some perspective on two of the aspects that I have yet to see covered.