November…has not proven much better than October. I have deep fears and concerns about the years ahead. I mourned. But now I’m staggering to my feet, and I want to do everything I can to support the people who will be most harmed by this government.

  1. We are calling our elected reps, probably weekly, regarding whatever fresh horror has been vomited forth. We will not be silent or quiet or meek about any administration or policies that will harm american citizens.
  2. Realizing that I, a white woman married to a white man with a little blond blue-eyed baby boy, are not the targets of this administration and this culture of fear, I will refuse to become complacent with whatever happens. This is not normal, and I will not be quiet and go along for the illusion of safety.
  3. I am also solidly middle class. I have a day job. I have stocks, for god’s sakes. I had hoped someday to transition to art and comics full time and that’s been my goal until now, but in the meantime I don’t need my freelance/patreon income to support me and my family. So I’m going to be donating every penny I earn through art and comics and merchandise to Planned Parenthood.
  4. There may be some pitches for the ACLU, who are doing the lord’s work
  5. I became a ten year member of the NAACP. Again, putting my money where my mouth is.

 

I don’t want any iota of fascism to become normal for me or for any of us. So I’m writing down my values and goals so I don’t forget, don’t acclimatize to a country that is resigned to throw minorities to the wolves to save themselves. I will not allow any matter of fascism to pass without comment, I will not keep my head down and avoid eye contact when my neighbors and fellow citizens are dragged from their homes and have their civil rights taken from them.

No human is illegal.

Black lives matter.

Abortion is healthcare.

Trans women are women (and trans men are men)

American citizens are not straight white men by default. We are stronger together, stronger when we are diverse, stronger with our fellow muslim citizens beside us.

And lastly….this is a marathon, not a sprint. Take care of yourselves, kiddos. We need to be just as here in four years as we are now, and we can’t sustain ourselves on outrage alone. We need to be filled with….determination.

xoxoxoxo

Jaydot