And. I won’t keep quiet. I am allowed to share my truth. I am sorry if my truth offends you, because I honestly have no intent to offend (I don’t find swear words, a certain word that rhymes with wussy, or lackadaisical slang offensive, obvy.). Freedom of Speech is a beautiful, beautiful thing for a Jewish woman like myself who has lots to say. It is a privilege many of my not-so-distant relatives and ancestors did not have. And I intend to use it.
I would love to see some people who voted for Trump come out and publically condemn the atrocitities that are being committed in his name. Because I am scared. Every person in their right mind should be. And we need to rise above. Stop the madness. Love. Not hate.
I’ll end with this: We all have a lot of choices about the messages we expose ourselves to. Some stuff is unavoidable. Some stuff we turn a blind eye to. There is a lot of explicit media circulating that is extremely troubling and triggering for many. It’s important to be informed of the madness happening. It is of equal importance to take care of yourself. You can’t be a change angent if you are curled up, utterly defeated in the fetal position. Not judging, totally was just there, but I’m just sayin’.
So I am going to link to an article that is a compiled list of hate crimes that have occured since the election ended. If you haven’t read it yet, I encourage you to do so, when you feel that it is right for you:
Rather than watching the news or reading more upsetting stuff tonight, I’m going to make this a #throwbackthursday and stare at some of my favorite wedding pictures, of our “first look”.
Forever grateful that God answered my prayers and led me to my besheret. Grateful I have him to hug and to dry my tears in hard times like these. Grateful for all the friends and family who came out to the Oregon coast back in May 2014 to celebrate love with us.
Love wins, you guys. I love you, and I’m here for you, friend.