Cover Photo: A sepia-tinted photograph of a child's empty school desk in a classroom. Behind the desk is an abacus and next to it is a children's bookshelf.
Photograph by Mouad Bouallayel/Unsplash

No American School Can Promise Our Children’s Safety

Our future, the one we are living, was not inevitable. It was chosen. It is an ongoing choice.


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Katie Gutierrez lives in San Antonio, Texas, with her husband, one-year-old daughter, and two dogs. Katie has an MFA from Texas State University, and her fiction and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Catapult, Washington Post, Lit Hub, Motherwell, and more. She is working on a novel while her baby naps. Find her on Twitter @katie_gutz.