Published on January 6, 2023.
By: Lavanya Kathirgamanathan
Broken windows, doors, mirrors, and locks.
Racing into a home where the plot was not there to start.
Entering without permission,
Only after hours, in the dark.
Never giving her a voice.
Numbing the feelings of her heart,
And her thoughts.
Say her name LOUD AND CLEAR
Taylor’s death was left alone for two years.
Finally got her justice in 2022,
Why did it take that long?
For her name to come through?
People raged with anger.
Protests along the streets.
Yelling for justice,
Screaming for peace.
No one was listening,
Because it was merely just death.
But the system is against Black people,
Racism is not at rest.
Time has run out, there was none to begin with.
Armed up ready to kill,
Yanking her feelings out of bed and no light to be lit,
Loss for words for another unnecessary death,
Of a Black woman.
Raged in anger, when will this end?
Lavanya Kathirgamanathan is one of the Writers for this year’s publication at Black Voice. She’s a recent graduate from Toronto Metropolitan University, where she studied Journalism and will further her education in Human Resources at George Brown College. Lavanya has experience writing for multiple publications and has her own food blog on social media. Lavanya’s main goal as a writer for the Black Voice publication is to showcase Black excellence within the community, and in the city of Toronto.