Kalisha's essay "When Black Women Go Missing" publishes in Crimereads.
In “When Black Women Go Missing,” Kalisha explores her path from security and protection in small town America to understanding the world-at-large does not prioritize Black women’s lives, murders and disappearances, writing:
“I turned 18, left the small town for college in a big city and merged into the general population of Black women in America. We are a segment who disappears and stays that way in astonishing, disproportionate numbers. Black female missing person cases are more likely than our White counterparts’ to jam up and smother in a smog of biased law enforcement and low media coverage. Those central, strongest resources can have more indifference to our safe returns than the adults of my childhood had about disappeared cats and dogs.”
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