I don’t feel right posting my regularly scheduled posts without saying something about the election. But I honestly don’t know what to say that hasn’t already been said. I worry for my LGBT friends, for my female friends, for my friends of color, for friends who are immigrants, for my friends of other religions. I stand with you.
I never thought this would happen. I still can’t comprehend it. Never again, will I be afraid to speak up when things are not right. Never again, will I sit on the sidelines and let others do the work. I’m ashamed of our country, but I’m also ashamed of myself, for believing that we wouldn’t choose the misogynist, the racist, the xenophobe, the mocker of the differently abled, the man who bragged about sexually assaulting women.
Now we have to move forward. I know that the leaders I trust will do their best to work with Trump and to fight him where it matters. I also know that instead of being silent, I will stand up for what is right. Instead of buying into fearful rhetoric that plays on our emotions, I will continue to think for myself. Instead of hate, I will always choose love and acceptance. Instead of marginalizing people, I will continue to believe that everyone matters. Instead of being silent, I will stand against racism, against xenophobia, against homophobia, against misogyny. Instead of ignoring science, I will fight to stop climate change. Maybe I’m a bleeding heart, but it’s better than giving up.
When they go low, we go high.