We Gon’ Be Alright

TGIF all!

I’d be lying if I said the incoming administration doesn’t scare the heck out of me.  I’m worried about the policies and laws that will impact communities of color, Muslims, women and LGBTQ rights under his presidency. While I have my fears, I won’t allow it to immobilize me. I am encouraged by the growing number people  of all races, sexual preferences and religions who have begun to come together to fight against racism, police brutality,  voter suppression, Islamophobia, homophobia and misogyny.  I’ve made a promise to myself not to stand by and watch injustice transpire.  I will stand up for my fellow Americans any way I can.  I believe this country will move forward and one day fulfill it’s creed that every man (and woman) is created equally.

While I am beyond sad to see President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama go, I feel so blessed to have witnessed his historic presidency.  I wish  my mother had been alive to see our county’s first African American president.  My mother was born in the South and was apart of the Great Migration to the North to escape Jim Crow’s soul crushing oppression.  For her to have seen Obama become president would’ve been validation that the struggle was worth the terrible price that was paid by so many who fought (and continue to fight) for our freedom.   I’m certain my mother would have burst with pride back in 2008 casting her vote for Obama.

So while I have my fears, I know no matter what we gon’ be alright.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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8 Comments

  1. Annonymous
    January 20, 2017 / 11:54 am

    Thank you. I needed that <3

  2. anna mills
    January 20, 2017 / 6:53 pm

    Had to pin it; exactly something that I want to wear! Totally agree with you on the Obamas leaving the White House. I love that family. Certainly best President in my lifetime. It’s good to see people coming together too hold each other up.

  3. catherine
    January 22, 2017 / 4:02 am

    I am writing from France but i suffer with you ,I am afraid for you of what is coming with this new administration ,what is comforting it is to see all these people gathering as you say from different communities to prevent the least abuse . I wish you the best and stay connected with all that may happen and I m hoping Trump s words are stronger than its undertakings.

  4. catherine
    January 22, 2017 / 4:06 am

    Hoping you ll be ! I wish you the best and stay connected .Catherine from France

  5. Debra Andrews
    January 24, 2017 / 3:48 am

    The Obamas seem like a lovely family, Trump certainly needs some serious polishing. However on a political basis I couldn’t disagree more. So many posts from your colleagues are abusive and using bad language at this time. To my way of thinking, these women are degrading themselves with the same behaviour of the one they abhor. I think your concerns and thoughts have been eloquently, expressed and it’s so refreshing – thank you. ***Applause*** for you.

  6. Debra Andrews
    January 24, 2017 / 3:56 am

    Travelling Solo. Oh yes, yes, yes – I hear you my friend. Have a love-hate relationship with it. There is no one to later share the, “hey remember, when we saw….” with. However I find that when travelling solo, I become a lot braver. I talk to people (usually uninvited) that I would normally not and I love this. Even when not solo, everyone wants the experience of meeting new people from other countries, so don’t be afraid to bite the bullet. I met a guy once and organised to meet up with him in his city(& country) later in my trip. He told me he thought I was amazing for travelling alone. He said, he admired me so much he’d told everyone at work about me. It made me hold my head a little higher, just chill and enjoy. People are looking at you often for being alone, but I now suspect it’s more in admiration of a bold, independent and brave woman.

  7. January 29, 2017 / 9:16 am

    You know I’m your great admirer, dear. The new hairstyle looks AMAZING on you! I love how the coat picks out the shades and even shapes of your hair here. (I have the same coat which I love too, and I decided to purchase it after seeing it on you.) Love the red booties too. And I agree with you – we have to stay positive and support one another.

    As for traveling solo, I think you are awesome for doing this! There is no point for waiting for perfect conditions or a perfect guy to arrive, and I applaud you for being courageous and living your life to the fullest. You are such an inspiration! I’d pick Barcelona out of the three places you listed for consideration, but that’s me. I just think it’s one of the most truly unique artistic cities in the world. I’m looking forward to learn what you decide. 🙂