We Have So Much Room to Grow

SENOBIA THOMAS

I like to talk, and I feel like I’m really outgoing once you get to know me. But I’m not the one who just comes in and starts the conversation with you. I’m more of the one who listens, then I’ll chime in. Then people will say, ‘Oh, yeah, that’s a good point.’

 

(Breonna Taylor) being in the field that she was in (as an emergency-room technician), I also wanted to work in the hospital field or, not necessarily the police force, but something along those lines, like forensic stuff — I’m into biology and stuff like that. But to think that something like that could happen to me, and y’all would just roll it under the rug? Life is short, and I ain’t seen enough of it.

 

 

Using her on different platforms, I feel like it’s different when somebody is doing it from a genuine place, showing your love or your compassion or your condolences. Big corporations and things like that that have used her face and her name just to be seen because this is big right now — that’s something I don’t like.

 

I definitely like seeing her face though. I like seeing her face wherever I go, if it’s on billboard or if it’s a poster or a flyer that somebody posted or her name, a painting, a drawing. Anything really.”

This is one of 26 interviews with Black women that ran in our 2020 No. 6 print issue.
Photos by Charlee Black.

 

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