What it means to me: The Conviction of George Floyd’s Murderer

Movie still illustration of Daniel Kaluuya in Jordan Peele’s “Get Out”

It’s roughly 2:30 pm on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. I had just got out of the shower — my first productive event of the day. This is a huge victory for me, especially after sleeping in most of the day following my birthday. My birthday is my favorite holiday of the year and yesterday, I unwrapped gift boxes of pain, loneliness, and a few birthday texts and calls from friends.