When you face the possibility that you’ve possibly lost the love of your life.
You grabbed the first taxi you saw feeling anxious as hell. You got in the cab handing the driver the address of the venue. “Please hurry, it’s an emergency.” The driver took off and you were now officially at the mercy of the local traffic. You chewed your nails, leg fidgeting. You couldn’t sit still as the driver weaved through the other vehicles. It gave you a small glimmer at hope, maybe you could make it.
That dream came crashing down when the traffic came to a complete standstill. “Looks like there is an accident up ahead,” the driver informed you.
“How far away are we?”
“It’s about two miles up the road.”
“Perfect,” you muttered. You reached into your purse, pulling out more than enough to cover the fare. You basically tossed it into his lap, “Keep the change.” The moment your feet touched the pavement you began to run. You ran like your life depended on it, because it might as well have. You counted your blessings that you had went for a comfortable pair of shoes.
Around the first mile your lungs began to burn and a dull pain began on your left side. You weren’t a runner by any means, so when your body began to protest you weren’t surprised. But you continued. Nothing mattered except for getting to the venue. You have to stop Jiho.
In our fourth episode of Ordinary Women, we share the story of the valiant and uncompromising Ida B. Wells – a woman who was said to have the “loudest and most persistent voice for truth in an era of injustice.” Now more than ever, we must continue Ida’s fight and protect our marginalized communities.