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I Lost a Friend to the Great Divide

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

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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

Kerala Taylor

Writing about motherhood, work, race, and the end of the world. Aiming to make you laugh, cry, and want to punch something. Top writer in Parenting, Humor.

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