Kindergarten picture day (2005), age 5. Framed and sitting on my mother’s dresser.

I am the youngest. I am the only daughter of immigrants. I am extremely smart. I am outspoken. And I am black.

This is what I told myself, for 15+ years, to explain why I have always felt different from everyone else. I have repeated those things over and over…


Breonna Taylor was murdered in her home on March 13, 2020. She was an innocent woman who fell victim to violent policing in the form of a no-knock warrant. In this instance, the Louisville Police Department was clearly at fault. Even the charges brought against her boyfriend, who shot back…

Danielle Honoré

young, gifted, black.

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