For some reason, as soon as I pulled up this story, I went and read four or five of her other pieces, first. Then came back to this one. In all of them, she has a knack for encapsulating our unspoken/unconscious fears and concerns very concisely. I say our because I'm in my late 20s, currently have a girlfriend, and am thinking a lot about what makes a "match" or what it takes to feel like "my time has come" as she said. And she indirectly speaks directly about these same thoughts. In all of her stories online, she's highlighting realities that I and people I know try to express. I loved this story and her other writings.
TLDR: The Multnomah County Health Officer has an innovative approach to stemming the growth in opioid overdoses.
I would love to have talked to Aisha Zughbieh-Collins and hear about her life. She was only 18 but she must have an interesting perspective about school, goals, etc., at least a perspective I've never heard.