January 21st, 2017.
In all honesty, ever since the day the results for the presidential election came out, I have been trying to stay away from the negativity. I would often stay offline to avoid topics regarding the person that shall not be named. I almost felt that if I stayed away from the articles and blocked out anything about the presidential election, it could possibly be that it was not real life. Out of sight, out of mind feel. January 20th, the day of the inauguration, even though was set in stone did not feel real for a long time. But rather just like some nasty Calculus exam that I was dreading and tried to procrastinate studying for as long as possible. I did not care to hear any irrelevant mentions of his name and although I felt devastated to be reminded that Barack and Michelle Obama were leaving the White House, I tried to not think about it. I almost convinced myself that maybe the election and the U.S. government really had nothing to do with me and that, so what if He is our president. I’m just going to close my eyes and wait till the 4 years are over…
That was one alternative, but today. One day after the inauguration #WomensMarch took place all over the world and it inspired me to tears. I felt so much emotion and felt so significant to be living in this time period. The day that I thought would tear us apart the most. The day that seemed to represent everything about division, racism, misogyny, homophobia, xenophobia and so much hate. This day that I was quietly dreading, turned out to be everything but just that. Today, over 1 MILLION men and women came together, to Stand Together. Celebrities came together. Politicians came together. Families came together. Friends came together. We came together to represent everything that He has proven that he does not. We represent Love. We represent Unity. We represent Equality. We represent Women’s Rights. We represent Kindness. Compassion. And most important, we represent the United States of America. He does not.
So today, I am reminded that this world is just as much mine, as anyone else. It does not belong to anyone more than any other individual. We all take part in making the world what it is. All of us are interconnected to represent the planet Earth and only by sticking together, can great things happen. Today I am able to document my true emotions about what makes America great. And that is kind hearts, open minds and helping hands. The capacity to love one another and stand up for every individual from all walks of life is what I believe makes this world great. So today my viewpoint has shifted. January 20th, 2017 the day that I was most dreading, turned out to be the day that has reignited my passion to fight for others and to be proud of the woman I am, and the women that surround me. Thank you for all those who fought before me, that will fight after me and all those currently fighting beside me.
So to whom it concerns,
I am here to tell you that: We are not irrelevant. We will not be quiet. We will not sit down. We will continue to have a voice. We will fight back in what we believe. We will make a difference. And to make that change, we will be the change. I’ve been and will continue to pursue to make the world a better place regardless of which corrupt individual holds the most powerful position in our nation.