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Dawn Slegona McDonald
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9mm America: A Theatrical Uprising Against Violence

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2013 | 5:57 PM

As a gun reform advocate and theatre practitioner, I was excited to attend a performance of 9mm America, a play running now in New York City that sheds light on America's gun culture. Written by Girl Be Heard, a group of young women between the ages of 14-23, the play...

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The Reality of an Accidental Activist

(44) Comments | Posted May 7, 2013 | 12:28 AM

December 14th is a date that will forever be associated with one of our nation's most tragic gun massacres. It also happens to be my birthday. But not just in the literal sense. Though December 14, 2012 began as a day to celebrate my birth, it ended with another birth...

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Why This Mom Became an Activist

(17) Comments | Posted April 10, 2013 | 4:13 PM

The day before my son was born, I was told that he had stopped growing and that I would need to be induced. There was some concern about the flow of nutrition and oxygen through the umbilical cord. I was terrified and anxious about what this would mean for my...

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