The past few days have been very challenging. Challenging to think through myself, challenging to explain to my kids, and challenging to stay motivated to rally behind a country that voted someone into office who has behaved in a way that, had I done so, would have been (fairly) fired at my office. Should I have seen my children behave that way, I would have punished them greatly & questioned myself as a parent. Someone who has vocalized a perspective and cultural values that I find deeply unsettling. As a woman. As a mother raising minority children. As a friend & lover of equal rights for everyone in this country, including those who do not look like me, share my gender, my faith or my sexual orientation.
So, I'm left asking myself about next steps, and how we heal. We are all sick of this election cycle, and now it's over. Thank God for that. We are all entitled to our voices, and votes.
I will do more to stand up for the values I care about. I will donate more money &, more importantly, more of my time to these issues. And, I will continue to try & better understand the voices that I'm currently not hearing in my life. Because, there are good people on all sides of these issues.