Last week was brutal in the best and worst ways. Full social schedule. Impossible workweek. Devastating global news—every single day.
Something had to give. And as I scrolled through my Facebook Feed, with a million other things on my plate, passing aimlessly through the usual engagement announcements, baby goat videos, and the Five Best Fat Burning Foods That I Need to Try Right Now, I thought: This. This is what has to give.
Dear Nice White Guys,
Hi! How ya doin? I’m a big fan. But I want to drop you a quick note to warn you about the rough months and years ahead.
What's even scarier than the notion of President Trump? President Trump's cabinet and staff. In the days after the election, Donald took a field trip to the White House to learn about the duties of the President! The realization of how much thoughtful work will be required to lead the Free World must have been super sobering for the reality star. He quickly realized he was going to need a little -- scratch that -- a lot of help from his friends. Let's line them up:
The last time I thought this hard about the Electoral College, I was cramming for my 10th grade civics exam, and I’m pretty sure I thought the College was a place, not a process. George Bush Jr. was the scariest Republican we could fathom and reason and rationality still reigned supreme. Ah, the good ol’ days…
Although it’s felt like we’ve endured a major blow to the head (and the heart) following this election, there are some inspiring women who won big this election season. Come 2017, there will be a record number of women of color serving in Congress. That makes 38 women (35 Dems, 3 Republicans) out of 535 Members of Congress. Hopefully that number will only continue to grow because women are still--obviously--ridiculously underrepresented. In the meantime, we are celebrating these wins and will be following these kick-ass women throughout out their terms as they do just that – kick ass!
On Tuesday, November 9th, Donald Trump was elected President of these United States. Timelines and newsfeeds are aflutter with post-mortem reports. Some are calls for unity. Others, calls to arms. I’ve come out somewhere in the middle… As we usher in this new and scary era, I’ve decided to renew my commitment to this country by learning what I can from the moment, and taking the following three steps.