Six months ago, many of us would have stayed quiet when our own identities were threatened and devalued. Now - however- I see people speaking out. LOUDLY. It's worth the fear of being unfollowed, unfriended, fired. I call it the 'slingshot effect' - when things go so wrong it forces us to prioritize how we live. Today - when congress passes repeal obscure laws that protect marginalized communities, there is a flood of voices. We can feel guilt about our country's history, the results of 2016, and our own mistakes - but right now, I also feel pride and love for the citizens who continue to stand up and get loud. I'm still not there on advocating for my own identity as an autistic woman and hapa, but knowing we're on the back burner of acceptance is an amazing feeling. Meanwhile, it is my duty to take the privileges that I DO have and help lift us ALL up.
Believe there is good in the world.
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