Today on my morning walk, I stopped by the Federación de Clubes Zacatecanos del Sur de California where for the past month artist Juan Solis has been working on a two-story tall mural memorializing Vanessa Guillén. The recently completed mural was covered in gauzy fabric in preparation for the dedication ceremony scheduled for later in the morning. Back at home, over a cup of coffee, I began to cry. I felt devastated by the injustice of her death and thought about how scared she must have been during the last moments of her life. And I thought about how her grandmother, Lorenza Almanza, must have felt during the almost eight hundred mile bus ride from Río Grande, Zacatecas, Mexico to Houston, Texas – crossing a border that separates so many families – to attend her granddaughter’s funeral.