I’m ashamed of my home state, my current state of residence, and the electoral college representatives as well as about half of this country.
My husband says I may be overreacting to the results, but I am very scared for so many reasons it’s ludicrous, and I think as a woman I might just have cause to overreact in fear and anger.
This is the only place I feel safe talking about this even a little bit — facebook is a disaster and I don’t want to divide myself from friends and family even if we do have different views. Here I hope you’ll forgive me for having this convo but I’ve got to get out at least the basics. This is not a place for details because this is not a political blog and I don’t want a huge nasty argument because there’s no point now.
So the basics: I’m offended (and no, not just because I’m a millenial), I’m hurt, I’m scared for myself in many ways, I’m scared for the kids Chris and I want to have some day, and I’m scared for other women and people of color and people with disabilities.
I can sit here and not do anything and try to ride it out and hope that things get better in 4 or 8 years, but when does that attitude help anything? Action makes change. This is my second small action (my first was voting, in the primaries and yesterday’s election), just expressing myself a little bit. I want to take more actions and maybe I will, but that will not be documented here.
I want my readers, especially the ones overseas, to understand that I do not support what has happened. I do not want to argue with anyone, it wouldn’t do any good on either end. I just want to say how I feel because how I feel matters. I matter. No matter what other people say. And I will fight to make sure that other people understand that my voice matters.
OK, that’s all I can handle, thanks for stopping by. Back to our regularly scheduled happy crafting.