I loved your essay so much I shared with my "peeps" -- my children, husband and FB friends. This was what I said about the importance of your post: "You don't have to be from the South to learn a lot from this excellent essay. It is a long read with lots of history and current events, but it is the sort of thinking that we should all be doing today in terms of figuring out 1. What is the real problem here? (Think too much power abuse for some people and the deep but thwarted desire for power by other people of all "kinds"). and 2. What stories are worth telling? And what stories are worth giving your life for? This essay is a national treasure for all fifty states."
Much joy and bravery and affirmation of story to you and yours today, Jane