This Was Painful: Lola’s Story

I woke up this morning to this article that my cousin posted on his Facebook wall and I clicked on it, riveted by the title: My Family’s Slave. And I proceeded to stay in bed until after eight so I could finish it because there was no way I was going to go on with my day not knowing how Lola’s story would end.

If you haven’t read it yet or seen it on social media making its rounds, here’s the link to the original article, as well as the audio version of the full cover story for the June issue of The Atlantic.

It’s one of the best stories I’ve ever read and one that won’t leave my thoughts for a long time. And I post it here because I don’t want to forget.