My Healing Is Undone Every Time One of Us Is Killed by the Police

How do I work to get better if my presence in this country is a constant threat?

Nisa Dang
ZORA

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Black woman lying down with eyes closed.
Photo: Delmaine Donson/Getty Images

On one unexpectedly temperate night in December 2014, I was taken into police custody after attempting to place myself between a young Black man who was curled up in the fetal position on the asphalt in front of me, and…

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Nisa Dang
ZORA

Nisa Dang (she/they) is a political strategist with a background in voting rights, Black liberation, and immigration work. Read more at http://www.nisadang.co.