In response to a prompt from last year, about what I would tell a survivor-

I can’t know what you’ve experienced and would understand if you hate the world. But maybe how we respond to the worst parts of life–how we grow, what we learn–says something deep and essential about who we are or who we could be. Maybe the most beautiful and affirming moments aren’t the ones given to us but are the ones that we make. I’m sorry for the awful people out there. Please be strong.