The Black Girl Freedom Fund was featured in The New York Times’ In Her Words series. Here’s a powerful excerpt of what was shared:
Last September, an unfamiliar sight distracted Nala Pittmon, age 2, from the picture book she was reading. Her mother was crying.
Ten Pittmon, 27, had just learned that none of the Louisville police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor had been criminally charged with killing the 26-year-old Black medical worker. First came rage, then disgust, exhaustion and then, finally, a release.
But she could not afford to “break down” in front of her child, she said, so she wiped away her tears and busied herself with cleaning and cooking.