The Grief of the Powerless

We must not give up our anger, nor accept that there is no better way

A picture of Alexandria Rubio, one of the victims of the Robb Elementary school shooting, is left at a memorial in Town Square in front of the county courthouse, three days after a gunman killed nineteen children and two adults, in Uvalde, Texas, U.S. May 27, 2022. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Journalists began calling me two days ago, as I knew they would.

It happens after almost every tragedy: from the New York Times and NPR when the novel Coronavirus struck down hundreds of thousands; from WIRED editors when the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs Wade; from various…



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Brandy L Schillace

Brandy L Schillace


(skil-AH-chay) Author in #history, #science, & #medicine. Bylines: SciAm, Globe&Mail, WIRED, WSJ. EIC Medical Humanities. Host of Peculiar Book Club. she/her