Like many of those around me, I am in a state of utter shock at the results of the presidential election.
In the wee hours of the morning, as I nursed my sweet four month old daughter, tears streaming down my face and splashing onto her impossibly chubby cheeks, I posted this on facebook:
Today is a new day.
I would be lying if I said I wasn't terrified, outraged, and deeply saddened. But I will not dwell in those feelings.
As a privileged, white cisgendered woman, I have the responsibility to stand up for those around me
I will choose love, action and respect.
I will not be quieted by the oppressive, offensive and dangerous rhetoric touted by the pending administration.
I will model strong, unwavering and respected female leadership for my staff and my family.
Most importantly: today I will stand tall, brush off my (metaphorical) pantsuit and I will fight.
Join me. We truly are stronger together.