So the election is over and America has a new president.
I don’t think I have to say much more than this because I am sure that this is all you guys have been reading about the last couple of days.
I have so many feelings around this and so many things I want to say, but I am going to keep this “short and simple.”
It was nerve wracking to watch it all go down..literally.
The results is absolutely not what I was hoping for and honestly not what I thought it would be. I was hoping to see that we had come much further than to elect a man who speaks so loudly and disrespectfully about women and minorities, and who wants to build walls and not think twice about dropping bombs and starting wars.
But this is where we are now, and what was even more surprising to me was to see that according to the United States Election Project, nearly half of eligible voters (46.9 percent of approximately 231,556,622 people) didn’t even vote in the 2016 election(!)
Now we have to take the consequences and make the best out of this decision.
Bernie Sanders said it so well in his statement after the election,
“To the degree that Mr. Trump is serious about pursuing policies that improve the lives of working families in this country, I and other progressives are prepared to work with him.
To the degree that he pursues racist, sexist, xenophobic and anti-environment policies, we will vigorously oppose him.”
And remember you are just as important and strong today as you were yesterday and words can only hurt so much, we will fight for our rights if we have to!
So, on a personal note. From a foreigner, an immigrant in the united states. With a huge circle of friends and family both Black, Latino, LGBT+, Muslim, strong independent women. I have worked hard to be where I am today, and I’m not going to let anything or anyone take that away from me. I’m still on my own journey, my missions in life. I will work for my dreams and goals just like every other day. Getting better, doing better, living and learning. No one can stop you, and if we have learned anything after this, it’s that you can do, and you can be, everything and anything you put your mind to! Doesn’t matter what gender, color, religion or which border you were born behind. There is only one you, that’s how unique you are. Irreplaceable. And when we work together we can create all sorts of magic ✨💛✨
One thing is for sure though, I am really really going to miss Obama and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to live in this country under his presidency and leadership.
So before I get all emotional again, I’m going to end this with his words: