Monday, November 9, 2020

Victory.

In 2016 I was at an election party. I saw the vote totals rolling in and I knew it wasn't going to end the way I thought it was. I left. Went to my apartment, took a long shower, cried the entire time and basically blacked out (without alcohol, just sadness). This Saturday morning I cried again. But this time it was tears of pure joy because we get another chance. This victory is only a tiny step in all of the work we need to do to improve our country. But electing Biden and Harris is the perfect step. The tears I cried were for women everywhere now having an inspiration. Kamala broke the glass ceiling that had prevented us from being vice president for years. Not only is she the first woman but she is a Black woman. An Asian woman. And Joe Biden will inspire children with stutters — they too can be president one day. I am so ready to begin the work on a local, state and national level of holding these politicians accountable to the standards that we want and I hope you are too. It's going to be a long two months before Joe is installed in the White House. More people will die because of COVID-19. More people will go hungry because they can't afford food due to this pandemic. We must work to fix this. We have no choice. 

I feel lighter than I have in four years. I'm excited. And terrified. But mainly happy. See y'all tomorrow — xoxo darling, Hayden.
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