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Was the Commodification of Breonna Taylor Worth It?

Through her death, she became an icon. I wrestle with its impact.

A street banner with an image of Breonna that says “SAY HER NAME BREONNA TAYLOR #BREEWAYY.”
A sign memorialising Breonna Taylor is photographed in front of closed streets in downtown Louisville, Kentucky on September 23, 2020. Photo: Jeff Dean/AFP/Getty Images

Her likeness was everywhere, immortalized. A cyan dream on the September cover of Vanity Fair. Angelic, floating midair toward the skyline on 26 billionaire-branded billboards. A mural painted on two basketball courts in a park in Annapolis, Maryland, so substantial it…

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