I know, right?
I started last night, telling my daughter that this only means she cannot afford to be complacent or lazy with her schoolwork anymore. That it’s more important than ever that she achieve and achieve HARD. That it’s more important than ever that she be accepting of ALL people and work to rid herself of hatred and fear, because that is the natural place to go in the face of all of this. But though legally I suppose trump could roll back time for marginalized people, he cannot roll back our hearts. That part of us can continue to progress in spite of our government.
I don’t know what the future holds. Then again, I never have. So I will continue to love your daughter just as she is. I will continue to speak empowerment and inclusion to whomever is willing to listen. And I am far from the only one. We have to hold on to that.