Six months ago (well on July 21st six months ago) the Women's March took place around the world. Since then, it's been - for lack of a better phrase - a shit show trying to keep up with everything that's happened. If you're like me and struggle with tracking it all, I recommend subscribing to the newsletter What The Fuck Just Happened Today? or checking out summaries like this one from Refinery29. It can definitely become overwhelming, so I also like to balance it with photos of newborn alpacas and the Food Network.
Some things, however, might be overwhelming but are too important to overlook. Like today, for example, we find the Senate beginning to debate, amend, and ultimately vote on the future of Obamacare - which if repealed would leave 32 million more Americans uninsured in a decade. This is terrifying and effects all of us whether or not we want to believe it. And yet, so many people are just watching it happen without taking any action forward. Seriously? Where are all the women from the march?
I get though. A lot of us don't want to deal with it. We're tired. We're working. We're frustrated. We've done our part. The phone calls to our representatives aren't doing anything we can see. It's out of our hands. But (imagine I'm doing a great Dwight Schrute impression), I say "FALSE." The future is entirely in our hands. We just have to keep fighting. Look at someone like Elizabeth Warren, who was out on the streets making her voice heard today. She's telling us to be strong and loud. And if she can keep it pushing after six months of this shit show, then so can we.
Women have been leading the charge against the Trump administration since his first day in office when more than half a million protestors in the Women's March showed up on his doorstep. And now, women make up a whopping 86 percent of the calls to Congressional representatives against the Trump administration's goals. It's not just the future that's female, it's the resistance as well.
Trust me, I know inspiration might be hard to find sometimes. I've been struggling a lot to keep the fight in me alive. It's incredibly easy to get weighed down by everything going on. But you know what? I've heard rumor that angry women are uniting on November 6th, 2018 at voting booths all across the country. That may seem so far away from where we are today, but between now and then let's try our best to take care of ourselves and one another. Let's keep the calls, chants, and conversations going. To all you warriors out there, let's keep the fight alive.