It’s really, really important that you remain calm.
Now is the time that we need to advocate on behalf of others.
If you are white, you need to advocate for people of color.
If you are a man, you need to advocate for women.
If you are straight, you need to advocate for those who aren’t.
If you are cis, you need to advocate for trans.
If you are able-bodied and neurotypical, then you need to advocate for people who are not.
Advocate for veterans.
Advocate for the elderly.
Advocate for children in the foster system.
Advocate for yourself.
This is deeply, deeply disappointing. But this has not occurred in a vacuum.
We have to make this matter. We have to.
Please, please remember that we still exist, and there are still people who love you.
Fuck, if you have no one else, I’ll do it. I love you.
In the words of a dear friend of mine: We are going to make this okay.
I love you all,