“In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, I am living with the fear that there are people who want to destroy those parts of us that allow feelings of love, life and happiness,” Kargman writes.
In her essay, Kargman also addresses other terrors that have taken place outside of Paris in the past week.
“My heart goes to those who have lost loved ones in Beirut, Baghdad and Paris in the past week,” she writes.
On her Facebook page, Kargman updated her profile picture to blue, white and red and shared her essay with the following message to her friends: "Reading about attacks like those in Paris, Beirut and Baghdad is heartbreaking, but feeling and seeing it in the streets of your home elevates it to a level I've never experienced before. I hope I can share part of the experience with you."