On Saturday, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 9-year-old granddaughter Yolanda Renee King joined survivors of gun violence on stage to address the hundreds of thousands of people converged in Washington, D.C for March For Our Lives.
King brought some unexpected joy to an event filled with hard truths, painful stories and justified anger.
"My grandfather had a dream that his four little children will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character," she said. "I have a dream that enough is enough."
She then led the crowd with a unifying chant: "Spread the word! Have you heard? All across the nation, we are going to be a great generation!"
April 4 will mark 50 years since Dr. King was fatally shot at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. And this quote has always given me hope during the darkest of days.
The #100daychallenge writing series is my way of holding my right brain accountable for all the brain fog in hopes that I'll learn to creatively organize my thoughts and learn something(s) new about myself in the process. The challenge includes prompts from the San Francisco Writers' Grotto's642 Things to Write About. You can also follow my #100daychallenge here.