(this image was made by my super talented and colorful friend, Amelia, it belongs to her.)
I don’t need to clarify it here, but I am horrified by the election results. I was always with her. Those results were followed by many sleepless nights and tears (no one was more crestfallen than foos), but also with a lot of productive and supportive conversations and visits with friends. In a weird way, my life and personal routines have not been the same since. I’ve been mentally preparing myself to intervene should I happen to observe any racist/islamophobic/sexist shenanigans (I haven’t yet). I have also been avoiding podcasts, newspapers, and blogs I previously enjoyed. Just hearing his voice and seeing snippets of headlines is enough to make my stomach drop. I know this is irrational; I also know I will get past this, because pretending things aren’t what they are is never going to bring about change.