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I Lost a Friend to the Great Divide

I didn’t expect politics to come between us, until they did

Kerala Taylor
Human Parts
Published in
9 min readNov 9, 2021

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A woman looking out of the window at the sunset
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It was Julia* who rescued me that night on the karaoke stage. While I operate under no illusions that I can sing, I’d thought I could do a passable rendition of Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Under the Bridge.” I knew the whole thing by heart, having frequently belted…

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Kerala Taylor
Human Parts

Award-winning writer. Interrupting notions of what it means to be a mother, woman, worker, and wife. Subscribe: https://keralataylor.substack.com