I Spoke Up At 16 And A Man Was Fired From His “Good Union Job”

His lawyer tried to persuade me to recant: “Do you want a family man to lose his job?”

Anna (she/her)
9 min readDec 2, 2021

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Photo by Kentaro Toma on Unsplash

He likely thought we were easy marks. We arrived in an older Chrysler minivan, pulling in front of the valet stand at the fanciest hotel in the city. My date was driving his mom’s minivan, I was in the front…

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Anna (she/her)

9X Top Writer. Proud grad of CA public schools. Committed to justice & leadership development. Wife & mom of 2 girls & 2 big dogs. Love to eat almost everything