In just the two weeks since our last blog post we have had three shootings in the US. A synagogue, a yoga studio, a college bar. Our country needs to deal with the spiritual trauma and the acknowledgment that our nation was built on violence and continues to suffer the consequences of that history. Being in Virginia, I notice myself being fearful of violence because I am a person who outwardly questions gender role and social norms. I do not want to be a person who is scared of my neighbors, it does not feel fair for me or them to make the assumptions that they are other because they have different norms and political views. It does not feel fair to assume violence from them.