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New series: WOMXN UP! – Pulse Nightclub Mass Shooting Survivor Becomes Activist



Seven years ago, on June 12, 2016, a mass shooter killed 49 people and injured 53 at the Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. Tiara Parker was there that night, along with her cousin, Akyra Monet Murray, celebrating Akyra’s graduation. High School. Tiara made it out alive. Akira no.

Since then, Tiara has dedicated her life to helping other survivors and families of mass shooting victims through Victim’s First, and started her own organization, the Global Activist Awards, to honor fearless and formidable individuals who fight for change in their communities.

Click below to watch her describe what happened that night and what she now believes to be true:*

Producer: Rebecca Greenberg
Editor: Alex Vanderheyden

*Also available on Spotify.


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