Linda Tirado

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Linda Tirado
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Linda Tirado is an American author, freelance photographer and political activist. Her memoir Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America is about her life as a member of the working class.[1][2] She has also written articles for The Guardian, The Daily Beast and other online periodicals. In 2014, she was included in the BBC's 100 Women.[3]

In May 2020, she was injured in her left eye while she was covering the protest of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Tirado believed the injury was caused by a rubber bullet fired by the police, though it was later reported to be a sponge bullet.[4] Following surgery, the prognosis is that she will be blind in that eye. She returned to work the following day.[5][6][7][8]

Tirado filed suit against the police around 14 June.[4]


  1. ^ Shipler, David K. (26 December 2014). "'Hand to Mouth,' by Linda Tirado". The New York Times. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  2. ^ Goldberg, Michelle (December 11, 2013). "Linda Tirado Is Not a Hoax: The author of "Why I Make Terrible Decisions" discovers the dark side of Internet fame". The Nation. Retrieved June 5, 2019.
  3. ^ "Who are the 100 Women 2014?". BBC. 26 October 2014.
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  5. ^ Tirado, Linda (2020-05-29). "Hey folks, took a tracer found to the face (I think, given my backpack) and am headed into surgery to see if we can save my left eye". @KillerMartinis. Retrieved 2020-05-31.
  6. ^ Tirado, Linda (2020-05-30). "I hat we think happened is I took a rubber bullet to the face". @KillerMartinis. Retrieved 2020-05-31.
  7. ^ "A Reporter's Cry on Live TV: 'I'm Getting Shot! I'm Getting Shot!'". The New York Times. 2020-05-30. Retrieved 2020-05-31.
  8. ^ Tirado, Linda (2020-05-30). "No worries, I've been back at work for five hours now. My job is to witness and they only got my left eye. My right one is good to go". @KillerMartinis. Retrieved 2020-06-01.

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