Short note: Martyrdom

Look at the world around you. Look at the incredible people who work in this world, who put their voices out there to bring about a change in the face of adversity, no matter what the consequences are.

I want to be one of those people. And that’s what keeps me going, even if I lost everything else in the world – which, Alhamdulillah, I haven’t – even if I lost what makes me me, all those protesters and activists and martyrs are enough to make me feel like I have a reason to exist.

The people who died yesterday were brave, wonderful souls.

And if it counts for anything at all – and I have no place to say anything in this discussion – these people have stoked the fire in my heart.

I will do something. Anything. Anything to make sure their deaths were not in vain.

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