"I am not an unreasonable woman. I have said this to the Chief of Police of Montgomery County, to Chief [Thomas] Manger, to Chief [Marcus] Jones: I’ll meet you in the middle. I’ll go with “Undetermined”. All I’m asking is that you make it make sense to me; because there’s nothing medical, scientific, or factual to say that Keith’s death was a suicide."
By Hawa Kamara, MOF Summer 2023 Intern Hello, my name is Hawa Kamara…
"The systematic exploitation of my friends and I seemed normal to us because we knew nothing else, and because honestly, it’s normal for young girls to be hurt. And when perpetrators prey on the young, they can make the abuse seem attractive, like peer pressure on steroids."
"...This was originally supposed to be one piece on the triumphant return of wildlife and nature in general in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. As I began my research, I quickly became overwhelmed by conflicting opinions from journalists and scientists alike. No matter how much you study Chernobyl, you never get used to the incredulity these paradoxes invoke."
"A person doesn't die because of death, they die when their names are no longer spoken. That is why it's important to keep their names alive… so that their memory, their legacy, lives on. That's what we want for our loved ones."
"Kathy died on May 6, 2012. The cause of death was carbon monoxide toxicity or poisoning. The challenge was, of course, how it got into her system... It took me nine months to carry her, and then there were nine months that she went through hell with an abusive person that led to the end of her life."