tuesday was rough. in fact, it was more devastating than i could have ever imagined. i was completely unprepared to deal with the reality of a Trump presidency because i hadn't once, in all actuality, considered that it could happen. more than that, it brought to light feelings of inadequacy i didn't know i was struggling with. after a day to breathe, i thought "if i'm feeling this way, surely there are more women who feel just the same." and in that moment, i was ready to create.
this weekend, i opened my home to over 30 women. some i've know for over five years, others i met when i opened my front door. we drank mimosas, we stuck flowers in our hair, and we let our guard down. after five days of pent up sadness, frustration and fear, talking to other women who felt the same brought a welcome wave of relief.
the idea was simple. so many in this world think women are just meant to look pretty until we eventually expire at 35. that women should simply be symbols of purity. that we are less than just because we have a vagina. but we won't be silenced. we will be loud and explicit and purposeful and impactful. we're not going anywhere.
(each crossed-out quote belongs to President Elect Donald Trump)