A few days ago, I sent in my vote for the President of the United States for the first time. It was an honor and a privilege to not only vote, but vote for a woman-- something I've been dreaming about since I was a little girl. Granted, a good amount of what Hillary has done and said I do not agree with, but politics is nothing without compromise.
It's easy today to think of escape: "which country can I legally move to?" "what's the process for secession?" "is it possible to sleep for four years?" The reality is, though, that none of these are solutions. Altogether, our generation voted 504 - 23 for a candidate who could be a champion for so many-- women, people of color, LGBTQ+, refugees, low income families, and much more. This is promising! But it's meaningless if we don't put in the work. Lots of work.
Don't let this election deter you from that work. We have a long road ahead of us! We have a lot to fight for! We have much to fix! Let's do it together.