- I will not be able to get an abortion.
- I will not be able to marry someone I love.
- Our new VP believes that I should be sent to conversion therapy to "cure" my lesbianism.
- I will continue to get paid less than men for doing the same job.
These grievances are those of an upper-middle-class white woman. Others are more afraid. I am not in danger because of my race or my religion; I do not fear for my life, like many others.
This is not how it is supposed to be; we are not supposed to cry out of fear when our new president is elected. We don't necessarily have to be overjoyed, but we should not be crying over the loss of our rights.
HOWEVER, we all woke up this morning with the sun (or the clouds, if you were on the East Coast) and the Earth was still turning on its axis. Thus, I have the opportunity to say that the revolution starts today. I cannot and will not sit here and let Trump take over this country.
I don't know how yet, but we will restore this country to what it could have been and what it could be. I refuse to grow up under this man's administration.
We should not be dreading this coming January.
We should not be apologizing to our children.
We should not be sitting in solemn silence.
We should not and cannot accept this decision.
I'm STILL #withher because i'm STILL with the American people who stand to be marginalized with this man in the white house. I still believe in this country, and though we have been SO let down, we can come out of this alive.
I am not suggesting anarchy, nor am I suggesting assassination. I am suggesting unity, which Trump spoke about in his acceptance speech, but it is something that he could never hope to understand. I am suggesting banding together and forming a wall blocking everything Trump could ever do to hurt us. I am suggesting PROTEST and ACTIVISM and EDUCATION.
Lastly, I want to thank Hillary Clinton. Thank you, Hillary, for uniting so many women and men across the country. Thank you for inspiring me to become a leader. Thank you for being a role model to millions of young girls across the country and across the world. Though you may not be the President of the United States, you are an esteemed leader and inspiration. Thank you, Hillary, for empowering me. I still stand by you and I always will.
~Do not mourn, organize.~