bronwyn lewis

geek, traveler, writer, hacker

I’m in shock. And I'm feeling devastated. But I'm also super fucking pissed off right now. And I want to use that to try to fix this trashfire.

I’m pretty lucky. I’m only hated by half the country for being a woman, being queer, and being politically left. I know it is so much more terrifying right now for people of color, immigrants, refugees, Muslims, as well as other LGBTQI+ folks (particularly genderqueer and trans* folks), and it breaks my heart. And it scares me, because they’re my friends and loved ones, and just because I’m human and have a fucking heart.

Today we’re reeling from what has happened, but moving forward we have to fight. A GOP controlled White House and Senate, and likely soon a right leaning SCOTUS, are going to try to undo all the progress made up to this point. The next four years are going to be dark. We’re going to lose a lot along the way, but we have to do our damndest to survive and help others survive this. Remember to always help others. We have to fight that darkness, and we have to do it together.

What have we proved by electing Donald Trump president? Without a doubt that misogyny, racism, homophobia, ignorance, and hate are alive, well, and even cherished in the United States of America. It’s all of our jobs -- but especially white people, male allies, and cis/straight allies -- to try to fix this shit. We’ve been in denial; hopefully this is the wake up call that we can’t ignore.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. - Dr Martin Luther King Jr.