Presidential Election

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
To say I am devastated is a complete understatement. I have taken SO much time processing this today. Donald Trump is our 45th president of the United States. I never thought I would actually be typing those words. I never thought that a nightmare of a presidential election would get even scarier... but alas, here we are. I'm slowly picking up the pieces of what once was my humanity and faith for this country. Some people have barked things like - "What's the big deal? It's not like it's going to change anything." Others have said, "Get over it. TRUMP won. Let's make America great again." And my personal favorite from last night - "It's not like he's going to sexually assault you. Stop being paranoid." 

Ouch. This stings. I am so hurt. As a minority, as a woman, and as a mother to two beautiful little girls.. how can this not hurt? How can this not be taken personally? The issue here is the message we are sending. The issue here is what we are telling the next generation. All of the little boys and girls of America have Mr. Trump to look up to.. and to be honest? Who would want to look up to someone like that? Someone that lacks good will, morals, and concrete values? Someone that has never served a day in his life in the armed service and someone who has never had a political career? That's just scratching the surface. 

This man time and time again has shown a complete disregard for women. Respecting women, acknowleding women, and being inclusive of women's rights. I think the punch in the gut is coming across women who actually voted for (or are okay with) the candidate that won the election. How can I as a woman support someone that stands for things that are meant to make me feel lesser than?

That's all I can bring myself to write right now. Hopefully time will shed some light on the current situation America has found itself in.

♥- Leilani

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