Jennifer Rosen Heinz is the Managing Director of OUTSIDE VOICE LLC. She has an MFA in creative writing from the University of Maryland and is an activist and supporter of progressive causes, most notably organizing and lobbying for gun sense legislation. She lives, writes, and rabblerouses in Wisconsin.
It’s upsetting to suddenly go from the altruist or the protagonist to be thrust under the icy salt water. Every place you thought you were strong begins to sting. You realize at once that you were never truly innocent.