It’s been a week today since the horrible events started in my home country. It was surreal to see these events unfold in my home country, and completely shook me. I don’t know if it had an impact on your guys, but for me it’s been a week a crying and asking questions. A lot of them still don’t have an answer, but I know one thing: killing another human being is never. Ever. ok.
Journalists went to some high schools in Paris after the events and got a few answers like: “Well, they deserved it” or “Ok, maybe killing 12 was a bit much, maybe they could have killed the main guy only.” What the what? It makes me SO angry to even hear this type of comment. The world we live in scares me. The task ahead is a complicated one, and the road is bound to be long, but as Charlie wrote on one of their front page in 2011 (after their offices were bombed), love is stronger than hate. It really is, and together we can solve this.
Lettering by Jessica from Coco & Mingo and artwork by me.