An Impossible Grief

Reckoning with a beloved teacher’s complicated legacy

Amy McDaniel
Mar 30, 2020 · 15 min read
Illustration by Carmen Johns

Truth: This essay is supposed to be about an impossible grief.
Truth: This essay is supposed to be about power.
Lie: This essay is about what it’s supposed to be about.

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