When I found the archival link to Hae Min Lee’s memorial I was grateful for a glimpse of Hae the way she was, not as a static prop for the Serial podcasts.
It is a dangerous thing to make the alleged perpetrator of a crime the hero of his own story without a balancing reference to his victim.
Her friends were victims.
Her family members were victims.
And she has not been given life by the podcasts so far so focused on the man purported to have killed her.
And here is the first and easiest disagreement I have with Adnan Syed–All Asian girls do not look alike.
Hae played lacrosse. Which was and is pretty badass. If we are to be anything but serialistic voyeurs we will have to find the pictures, the voices, the memories of this young woman who was so much more than the last day of her life.