What it’s like when your state doesn’t love you back

What it’s like when your state doesn’t love you back

“Get your heart in Alabama, or get out,” demands Amanda Walker in a recent op-ed.

I gave my heart to Alabama, but she didn’t love me back, and so I left for the North.

Last summer after graduating from Faulkner State Community College, I moved to Washington, D.C. to transfer to Georgetown University. I hope to one day become a public interest lawyer and defend the poor and other communities marginalized by society.

Although D.C. is my home now, Alabama still crosses my mind. She’s like an old lover you never truly get over, one that you would be with if things had turned out differently.

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