The attacks in Paris

I was raised never to be afraid of anything. My father was a journalist and we lived in Israel and other really interesting places. I remember my father coming home all bloody and it was just a part of my life style. I was never afraid. With everything that is going on in Paris– I wish I was there. Obviously, the attacks are tragic but it seems like such an interesting time to be there. A lot of people are saying why say “Je suis Charlie” but never anything else regarding what happens in Congo and all the deaths in other places. My view is this is not just a terrorist attack but people trying to prevent people from having the right of freedom of speech and that is unacceptable.

Today, I turn 22 and all I wish I could do today is march in Paris with the 1 million other people today. My heart is heavy for everything that has happened as a human being but also, a french woman.

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About Flora Cross

21 year old actress and teacher. Born in Paris and raised around the world. Have lived in Panama, Haiti, Ukraine, Argentina, Israel, New York, and Los Angeles for the last nine years. Want to become a teacher for children with special needs. Loved education and life. Loves literature music and anything artistic. Moving to Paris. Favorite Musicians: Janis Joplin, The Civil Wars, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Amy Winehouse, Adele, The Pretty Reckless, Birdy, Bastille, Miley Cyrus, Lorde, Macklemore, Idina Menzel, Avicii, A Great Big World, Passenger, Pink and The Beatles. Flora played the lead role of Eliza in the 2005 film Bee Season, opposite Richard Gere, Juliette Binoche and Max Minghella. She auditioned for the part shortly before moving to Argentina, where she was living when offered the role. Her next role was playing the eccentric daughter of Jennifer Jason Leigh's character in director Noah Baumbach's critically acclaimed Margot at the Wedding. In the film she worked alongside actors Nicole Kidman, Jack Black, John Turturro, and fellow teen actor Zane Pais. Flora plays the co-starring role of Cynthia in the upcoming film "Chlorine" (currently in post-production), written and directed by Jay Alaimo. The film also stars Kyra Sedgwick and Vincent D'Onofrio as Cynthia's troubled parents, and Ryan Donowho as her eccentric brother.
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