Yesterday’s election results lifted my spirits. There were important races across the country where candidates ran on healthcare, and economic and social justice issues.
I am encouraged. I get to continue resisting and protesting policies from an administration that supports white nationalism, racism, sexism, and trans-phobia. I refuse to normalize the words and actions of the national political theater in the white house.
I am encouraged. I now have more allies in the U.S. House of Representatives, many of them women and people of color.
I am encouraged. The process of change takes time. There are the beginnings of a swell toward increased concern for the welfare of others.
Where will the country be after two more years when the presidential election rolls around?
I hold on to a naïve notion of human progress, despite the setbacks that I can see wherever I look. For, after all. I am encouraged.