All that I feel, elegantly shared by an immigrant woman of color living in rural America.
Presidential Election results – New York Times
I couldn’t sleep last night. My eyes were glued to the screen of my laptop, watching the United States turn red. I was hopeful, telling my worried sisters that it’s still too early to decide a winner. And even after the announcement that Hillary called Trump to concede, I was in denial and became numb. I was still numb when I woke up this morning after only a couple hours of tossing and turning.
Shock. Anxiety. Fear. Anger. Frustration. Disappointment. Devastation.
These emotions were blocking the very deep sadness I felt within. I knew I wanted to cry. No, I needed to cry, but… nothing. It wasn’t until I got to work and our Executive Director said it’s okay to be whole and to be human that the sadness finally escaped and tears flooded out.
I just can’t believe it.
What. The. Fuck…
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