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Thursday, November 10, 2016

I Am Afraid

I am afraid.

Truly, genuinely afraid.

I'm at a loss for words at our country has just done.

Politics shouldn't make me fear for my future. It shouldn't make me feel ashamed of where I am. It shouldn't make me fear of expressing my opinion or losing every value I hold dear.

Today 18 transgenders in San Francisco killed themselves. Today 2 Somalians were beaten for the color of their skin. Today Muslims were told not to wear a Hijab. Today 119 women were raped. Today I was called to "go back to where you came from!"

Today I had 4 panic attacks and I'm scared.

People question why there's riots and protests going on right now. They say it's irrational. But at the moment, it's all we can do. Be irrational... and live in fear. Minority rights are under attack and we're scared.

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