NEW V-Men Column: "A Brother's Story" by Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight, born in Albany, NY, is a husband, community activist and actor living in Los Angeles, CA. He has a degree in Management and Technology and an MBA in Health Systems Administration:
It was the fall of my junior year in high school. My mom was picking me up from work. Only this time it wasn't just my mom. My dad and two sisters were there, too. As I got into the minivan I could sense the spirit of grief in their faces. "What? Did Minu die?" I asked innocently. One sister laughed at the irony and then began to cry. It wasn't our family cat that passed away. "No, it's your sister Carol. She was murdered," my mom answered.