I have so much to say and so many posts that just need typing. Those will come. Right now, I am full of anger and grief at the separation of families at the border. The rage and grief runs deeper than I ever imagined it could before I became a mother.
The news of governors recalling or refusing to send their National Guard troops gives me hope. The people I see defending the institutional terrorism that is separating families like this, or those prevaricating or arguing semantics give me equal parts despair and disgust. I never want to understand can cherrypick their compassion and humanity like that.
This accurately sums up my feelings:
I don’t know how to be a vengeful angel. But these past few weeks I’ve felt a constant low-burn horror. This isn’t fantasy, or even history. RIGHT NOW our fellow Americans are taking their humanity off and laying it on the dresser like a mask they no longer need.
— laini taylor (@lainitaylor) June 19, 2018
If you’re looking for ways to help, I highly recommend ResistBot for contacting your elected officials. It takes the stress and anxiety out of it. ResistBot got rid of my excuses.
So do something. Do what you have the spoons for and remember to still take care of yourself. We still have a ways to go.