Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer
1 min readMay 28, 2022

A memorial poem for the victims of Uvalde

Through Feed Your Spirit Writing, I teach online writing workshops focusing on spiritual growth. I am humbled and grateful to share this powerful and timely work by one of my participants Julianne Theodoropulos.


It happened in a state where I do not live

In a town I’ve never been to and know nothing about

It happened at a school where my child doesn’t go

To children who were his age just one year ago

To a community of which I’ve never been a part

To parents I’ve never met with now shattered hearts

To those who’ll never know, for reasons none of us can see,

How they’d come to be known for what happened

At a time, in a place, so unconscionably.

— by Julianne Theodoropulos

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PS: One of my favorite organizations working to end gun violence is Moms Demand Action.



Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer

Writer, Educator, Mom. Disability advocate. Dog Lover. Teaching online workshops on writing + spiritual growth.