Emily Dagostino is a writer in Oak Park, Ill., who’s built her life around telling true stories. She’s a journalist, nonprofit communicator, wife, and mom. More of her work is at emilydagostino.com. 

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The Safety of Ashes

by Emily Dagostino 03-10-2017

For now, me and my people are protected in America. My tears are fortified by fear and outrage as I think of my Catholic cousin and the wonderful woman he married, whose family hails from India and who practices another religion. They and their two beautiful children could be targeted like Srinivas Kuchibhotla — for what? The color of their skin? The worship of their God?