Becca Langer was not a normal girl, she didn't have normal-girl problems. For most of her life, she's had to take care of herself; her younger brother, Chad; and her drunk mother. She's lived under the shadow of what her father did when she was 10 years old, forever branded by his actions. College was her escape, she could get away and finally live. Her dream was to make it in the New York Ballet Company one day. That for her meant a long road full of hard work and dedication. She didn't have time for distractions, and Levi Klein was definitely a distraction.
"Texting Is the Way We Say Goodbye During Tragedy Now" is from the June 13, 2016 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jessica Contrera, Caitlin Gibson and Caitlin Dewey and narrated by Jenny Hoops.