The Problem with Donald Trump's America
Y'all, I try really hard to stay as neutral as possible on my social platforms but after waking up this morning to see that Donald Trump has become the President Elect I cannot shake the despair that has been seeping into my bones. I can understand not liking Hilary Clinton but what I cannot understand is how this great country has become some concerned with tearing down the establishment that they would turn their backs on humanity.
I am not writing this post to bash Donald Trump supporters and I'm aware that this post may fall on deaf ears and that it may be too little, too late. But I cannot sit here and give in to these feelings of helplessness that I felt last night. The mourning period is over and it's time we take action.
Donald Trump's America is not my America. It is not the world that I want to celebrate in. It is not the America that I want to bring my children into. It is not an America that I am proud of. But I will not abandon her in her time of need. More importantly, I will not abandon the people who's basic rights are now in jeopardy. But despite the fire burning inside me right now I can't help but feel lost.
I asked a friend earlier, "Where do we go from here?" And this is what she said:
We hold up love.
And we stick together to protect those we love.
And that struck a cord with me. I will fight for those who have been wronged in any way that I can. I will fight for people with disabilities, like myself. I will fight for refugees who have nowhere else to go. I will fight for immigrants who are trying to decide whether or not to get out now. I will fight for women who have been told that a woman-- who is the most qualified Presidential candidate maybe ever-- is not fit to be president over a white man.
I will fight for YOU. I will fight for ME. I will fight for those that I love. And I will continue fighting until this country finds its way back to believing in equality, basic unalienable human rights, and the dignity of democracy.
Here's a live reaction from this morning that I filmed before going into work. I don't know if you can hear the emotion in my voice but I have been dealing with a flood of emotions this day and I just want you all to know that if you're feeling hopeless and powerless that you are not alone.