My heart has been heavy with so many emotions.
I have been at a loss for words.
I am, still, at a loss for words.
George Floyd called "Mama". He said " I can't breath" sixteen times while Chauvin took his life without flinching.
The country has gotten more divided every day and I see so much suffering, so much violence, and so much anger drowning the voices that demand change.
Will things ever get better?
Will this ever end?
As a Latin, Hispanic mixed-raced woman, I say No to racism and violence in all its forms.
Gandhi said: "You must be the change you want to see in the world." We must do better as a society, as a country, as individuals. We need to learn how to be empathetic and to love each other. Our children deserve a better world: a world where lives matter.
Black. Lives. Matter.
George Floyd mattered.
Ahmaud Arbery mattered.
Breonna Taylor mattered.
Rayshard Brooks mattered.
And so many others mattered.
To honor them, I am sharing 16 images taken by incredible photographers from all over the world... one for each time George Floyd said "I can't breathe".
Black. Lives. Do. Matter.
Image by: Andrew Wallner / @and_rew_and_you
Nine minutes of protestors laying face down, hands behind back. Portland Burnside Bridge. 6/02/2020.
Image by: Anonymous