Been a while y’all. I know you’ve missed me and I miss you too. Things are finally slowing down here and I’ll be able to write soon.
I wanted to share this video with you all, because it’s pretty much how I feel following the election results. Show it some love. The transcript is below, and the link to the organization list I mentioned is located here and at the bottom of the page. Stay safe out there, and stay frisky. <3
Audio Transcript: “My fellow Americans. I’ve heard a lot of you who voted for trump or voted third party say that you’re not racist, or sexist, or bigoted in any way. I’ve heard you express your frustration that you’re being lumped in with a group of outright awful human beings. I need you to understand that your individual choice means that (regardless of whether or not you agree with those views) you are condoning the things that were said, done, and encouraged by our President-elect.
I understand that when you placed that vote you did so because you love our country. You love our country and your family and friends and you did what you thought was best for them.
But regardless of how you voted, if you believe in the rights for all, if you believe you’re not racist or sexist, or bigoted, or islamophobic, or anti-LGBT rights, then you need to stand up and prove it. Now is the time that you prove it.
We need to stand together. We need to get our act together. We need to work together for the people that we love and care about. We cannot allow ourselves to simply live in a country where racism, sexism, bigotry, islamophobia, and transphobia are not only allowed but encouraged and honestly claim that we are activists, that we want to protect the rights of those people.
We are no longer able to have our only activism done in armchairs, our ONLY work done through social media. We must do more.
Do you want to show how you’re not bigoted? How you believe in the rights of others? Show us with your wallets. There’s a link below that will give you a list of organizations to donate to that will help others. If you say you’re against hate then stand up and donate to organizations that protect people of color, trans folk, women. Show us you’re pro-life by donating to and supporting organizations that encourage comprehensive sexual education and access to birth control so that we can decrease the abortion rate entirely.
We need to stand up for the people around us. I don’t care who you are, what you look like, what you worship, who you love, how many you love, what your gender or sex, what your genitalia looks like, how you identify. I could not care less. There will be a time when you are in a position of privilege, a position of power. In that time, use that privilege to stand up for those around you. To stand up for the people on the receiving end of injustice.
I am talking to all of you when I say that we need to stand up for the people around us. We cannot continue to sit back in silence. We cannot allow any more blood to be shed for the people who need our protection, because that is on us. That blood is on our hands, and we need to do something about it.
We need to donate. We need to stand up. We need to be loud and get loud when we seen injustice happening. When we see harassment and abuse happening. Don’t just be a bystander, stop it. And I know it will be scary. It will be terrifying. But it is work that needs to be done.
We are stronger together. We are strong when we stand up for what is right, for justice. We are stronger when we come together and stand as one. The only way things are going to change will be if we create the change.
For those of you who want to make America great again, remember that in 1892, the Pledge of Allegiance read: “I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” Show us that liberty and justice for all.
You cannot create change without being the change. Get it together, be there for each other, create safe spaces for each other. Do you know someone who is struggling emotionally? Help them find a therapist or counseling center that meets their needs. Do you know someone who has extra money, or owns a business looking to donate to a charity? Help them find a charity that will benefit the minority groups that could be affected by the Trump Administration rulings. Help your friends file paperwork that needs to start being processed before the changes in administration get made. If you have friends who need to apply for a passport or work to change their gender on legal paperwork, offer to help them fill it out, or drive them to appointments or locations where they need to file it.
Be kind to each other and be kind to yourself while you are doing this work.
You cannot start a revolution without being revolutionary. So go be revolutionary.”
Here’s the link that I mentioned for those organizations:
Here are some other concrete options for activism: