Where I Am Now, My Birthday Wish in the Midst of A World on Fire

Four years ago on October 29, 2016 — a mere nine days before election day that year — I turned 18 years old. It was one of the best birthdays I’ve ever had. I was surprised by some of my closest friends at my house and felt nothing but love. At the party, we talked about the upcoming election. How dangerous Donald Trump is, our admiration of Hillary Clinton, and predicting what…