Dear Media, What if

What if you were black and got pulled over by the police and the cop said to you, “Why, hello. I am stopping you today because I noticed how well you drive” and you both made the front cover?

What if the guy that risks being fired every day giving out food to homeless people in Maryland because “somebody has to do it” made the front page?

 What if your Mom made the front cover because she survived cancer?

What if your Dad made the front page because he survived years of covert depression that he couldn’t talk about?

 What if my father-in-law made the front cover because he swam across the Han River in January to escape what was once his home, North Korea?

What if a military veteran made the front cover because he cried in uniform?

 And what about the grandmother who had to bury a child but didn’t forget she had another?

 What if you made the front page not because you knew that director, politician, or founder but because you earned it?

What if you made it because you had courage in spite of your fear?

 What if you made the front cover because you are beautiful? You do understand what I mean by beautiful?

What if you made the front page because you decided to be yourself instead of somebody else?

What if it was more “trendy” to be famous than infamous?


written by Earl Yarington @2019 all rights reserved

Published by EarlY

I have a PhD in literature and criticism and have taught literature, technical, and research writing for over 16 years. I am also a graduate student in social work in my final year. My focus area is with men that suffered past abuse, sex offending against children and with paraphilia. I will also complete my sex therapist certification by next year as well.

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