SOS from the US
I’m trying hard to hang on to the feeling of exhilaration from seeing Richard Armitage on the stage in NYC, but all I feel today is grief and fear of what’s going to happen next. Not just to me, but to the goal of universal health care, to women’s reproductive rights, to my queer friends, to Muslims, to journalists, to poor Black people in the inner cities, to all the people rotting without lawyers in immigration prisons, and worst of all, to the planet. I’ve never feared the future in the U.S., but I do now. I have never felt as socially and culturally devalued as a woman as I do this morning.