My name is Aimee, and I’m part of a generation of American children who grew into adults without knowing what it was like for their nation to be at peace. I went to school for creative writing, and I’m an avid photographer. I’m active in animal rescue but have been driven to start writing about my experiences growing up in a country that is perpetually at war but which never actually seems to experience it. Please feel free to share your own experiences and stories with me, whether you’re American or not, but also note that no racism, xenophobia, sectarianism or anything of the like will be tolerated here. I want all of us to be able to explore these dense and sensitive issues together but not in a way that only serves to perpetuate more hate.