It was much worse than that.
A thread. 1/x
We made popcorn and a pillow fort in the living room as we watched the returns…
When I told her the news in the morning, she accused me of lying.
I said, “No baby, I’m serious. She lost.”
She made a TO DO list of good deeds that included things like “pick up trash” because in her little mind she felt this need to right a wrong somehow. It was precious.
Ain’t that somethin'? She wrote back!
(Ok it was one of those TY cards everybody gets for writing but shhhh she thinks Hill wrote it herself).
She wasn’t having it.
She heard loud and clear that in dangerous times the women should step aside to be SAFE.
Let a man take the lead.
These are hard times.
Don’t study. Don’t work hard. Don’t push your agenda, no matter how much you know it to be right.
MOVE ASIDE so that we can
Do I wait 4 years to hatch a new plan to reinvigorate her 16 year old self? What if we’re in hard times again?
What if we need to be SAFE again?
beyond this so-called blue state,
beyond this country,
beyond these invisible, suffocating walls.
Jacinda in New Zealand,
Katrín in Iceland,
Sahle-Work in Ethiopia,
Simonetta in Switzerland,
Erna in Norway.
"You see, this place we live, it’s not the whole world. It doesn’t have to be your whole world. You don’t have to wait for it. If it’s not ready for you, then go make your impact where you can."
If it comes down to the choice between a chance to change the world and playing it safe…