Virulence Unveiled

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She turns to face them, her instruction respectful and straightforward. Students hang on every word. This morning–draped in unfamiliar attire, eyes ablaze–she speaks with conviction of listening, learning, experiencing, building bridges.

Class dismissed.

With quick sweep of virtual pen, her story distorted–reputation destroyed. Vicious. Systematic. Intentional.

© Julia Penner-Zook, 2015