chloe coleman

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This week marked the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, and in the spirit of the Fourth of July, a friend and I set out to experience our first Civil War re-enactment. Armed with my camera, I attended the re-enactment of the battle with a specific question in mind: What inspired women to participate?

I originally wondered why women would want to put on heavy clothing in the July heat and re-enact a time when they had a lot less freedom, and both participants and enthusiastic spectators were more than willing to explain.

Combat Frock: Women Re-Enact The Civil War

Photo Credit: Chloe Coleman/NPR

“@selenagomez: not being negative about anything I’ve done. I’m grateful for every single moment I get here -Indonesia you were LOUD and clearly inspiring. Love you so much”

“Because I get really frustrated, I get stupid sometimes, I say things that I don’t mean or they come out wrong just because I care so badly. But the thing is, at the end of the day, no war in anger was ever won. I do know that in my heart that I have to believe that we can love each other and always be kind with no matter what it takes in us. I believe that we can do that no matter what. ”-Selena’s recent speech on her Revival Tour.

After everything that happened with Tay and the tweets defending Tay causing Selena to get attacked/bullied all at once by everyone, I think Selena’s in shock. I’d be extremely depressed too. It’s one thing to deal with tabloids or mean tweets occasionally. It’s another to have millions of people come up with every reason why they don’t like you in the span of a couple days.
I really hope this pushes her to speak out more on matters of importance. To change her for the better. Stay strong Selena, we know you’re a good person.