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Let Me Hold Your Pain

On collecting the stories of mass shooting survivors

Illustration by Lizzy O’Donnell

OnOn Thursday, May 10, 2018 I sent an email to Melinda, asking if she’d be interested in contributing her story to a book I was co-editing about survivors in the aftermath of school shootings. I wanted to learn more about her experience during the Umpqua Community College (UCC) shooting in Roseburg, Oregon, which left nine people dead on…




A new magazine from Roxane Gay offering some of the most interesting and thoughtful cultural criticism to be found on the Web. Our first quarterly is coming in June 2019. We value deep explorations, timelessness, and challenging conventional thinking without being cheap and lazy.

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Loren Kleinman

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Loren Kleinman is the co-editor of If I Don’t Make It, I Love You: Survivors In the Aftermath of School Shootings. More a

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