Today, I comfort. Tomorrow, I begin the fight for a better future.
Some claim that American democracy is dead, but it is a zombie. It’ll rise up again.
On the eighth of November, 2016, America validated the racists. America validated the sexists and the homophobes – and America gave them power.
We know that Trump is racist and sexist and homophobic, not to mention unqualified. We know that Hillary is a liar and could very well be indicted. And no matter who wins the election, that consciousness is still a part of our mental fabric. Our voices demanding someone better weren’t heard. This election is one of reaction, instead of action. And that will always hurt.
Yes, my generation has been told that we can do anything boys can do but there is difference when as children we looked at all the men who held position of power in our government and saw how few women there were.