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An Open Letter to My Fellow Americans

To My Fellow Democrats/Liberals: I understand that you are scared and uncertain what this presidency is going to hold for you. Trust me. I had a hard time stopping the tears on Wednesday. It’s scary for us. As a gay woman, I completely understand. The American people have elected someone that has shown very appalling behavior. We don’t know if our rights will be protected. We are afraid for our lives and safety as others have now put into action what the President-Elect has talked about during his rallies.

This is where I’m going with this: After I’ve dried my tears and let myself feel angry and hurt and disappointed, I started listening. I started to really, really open my ears. I started having a conversation with people who voted for Trump. Listening to why they did what they did. It really was eye opening. In our fight for equality and same rights as other human beings, we’ve stepped on people. We didn’t listen. Some of us have pushed their beliefs aside and told them that they are wrong. We call them bigots, racists, sexists… whatever other name we can define people that don’t have the same beliefs as us. We’ve been outraged at their religions and tell them to don’t get offended when we do.

There are some bad, bad people out there. There are some people who don’t want us to get married to whomever we love. There are some people out there that hate us for the color of our skin or for just being a woman. My plea to you all is to PLEASE PLEASE STOP CALLING ALL TRUMP VOTERS BIGOTS, RACISTS, SEXISTS, HOMOPHOBES, XENOPHOBES, etc., etc.

They are fighting just like we are. They want to be able to read their Bibles at school without ridicule. They want to be able to praise God and pray to God openly in public. They want what we want. They want equality. They want to not be bullied for their love. This is one of the reasons why they voted for Trump.

One of the campaign slogans for Clinton was “Love trumps hate.” But look at us… Hate is everywhere. It’s not just Trump supporters but it is also Clinton supporters as well. We have to love one another. No matter if they think that we are wrong. We must try to love the bigots. We must try to love the homophobes. We must try to love everyone of ALL religions. We must try to LOVE! Because if we don’t, we are no better.

We have to have an open conversation with each other. We can’t just keeping spewing hate and names back and forth at each other. We need to come together and understand why each of us is hurting, scared, or angry.

To the Republicans/Conservatives: I now understand why you voted the way you did. I know you’ve been silenced by us for long time. We thought of ourselves. I know you all aren’t all of those terrible things that I’ve mentioned above. I am willing to work with you all. I’ll even work with the ones that tell me that I can’t be Christian because I’m gay. I am willing to keep an open mind and see if Trump can do a good job. But if he tries to break down the rights that we’ve finally been given and worked so hard to get, I will fight to keep them. I will even help you fight for your rights when you think they are being violated.

I’m for equality for ALL!

These are just my opinions. I can’t make and I’m not trying to make anyone do anything. I am SO PROUD to be an American. We are already great and beautiful! We just need to open our eyes and ears and be more mindful of EVERYONE. I’m tired of being upset and angry. I’m going to turn all of those negative emotions and energy and use them for more positive energies and emotions. We need to unite together before the whole country implodes on itself. And also… stop losing your DAMN MINDS and stop burning the flag!

I love you all!!

Posted in Ponderings, USA

Profile of a Trump Supporter — BeautyBeyondBones

I was going to do a cheeky post on Taylor Swift or something, but…I just couldn’t. As much as I realllly didn’t want to write about the election, ignoring the state of our nation right now just didn’t sit well with me. Scrolling through social media and watching the news today, there was definitely a […]

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For those of you who are too afraid to ask a Trump Supporter (like I have been), here’s a beautifully written post about it. Although, I do not agree with some of the points, it was written with compassion and intelligence.

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“God Is In Control” Doesn’t Let Us Off the Hook — J.S. Park

Yes, Christians, “God is in control so don’t worry” and all those other cold comforts that we throw around. No, Christians, that doesn’t absolve you of being an ambassador of healing and reconciliation and actually leaning into the legitimate fears and anxieties and grief of many people. You ain’t fooling anybody with this “God is […]

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Nanowrimo? Nanu nanu! 

So it’s happening! I’ve decided to join the NaNoWriMo challenge. I’ve had an unfinished novel for years. 

I started it back when I was in denial and thought I was straight. I was going to scrap it when I came out but my girlfriend inspired me to just change it to a lesbian couple. 
Even after I breathed new life into, I’ve sat on it for about a year. Now I’ve decided enough is enough! Shit or get off the pot! Am I right? 

I have to write 50000 words in one month. So far I’ve written 17393. Still a ways to go but it is only the 5th day. I think I’m doing pretty well. 

So if you’re wondering where I’ve been or where I will be. I will be writing my butt off and finally finishing what I’ve dreaming of since I was in 3rd grade… I will be finished with a novel at the end of the month! 😁😁😁

The NaNoWriMo Starter Kit
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Cheap Thrills and Other Stories

It’s funny how something can spark your memory instantly.  Like a certain song.  Even a name on a list.

As I’ve mentioned before, any time Cheap Thrills comes on the radio I get transported to one of the happiest times of my life. The New Zealand version of MTV was on in our motel room with the big orange blooms on an accent wall in Matamata and the music video played about 3 or 4 times. 

I never really was a fan of that song until that weekend away with EJ. She says that I paid attention to the TV better than she did cuz she had no clue what was on. Now everytime that song plays, I get instantly happy. 

Another crazy thing my brain did last week was a repressed memory came from out of nowhere when I was checking the doctors’ schedules. One of the patient’s names was Kirsten. And I was transported back to Girl Scout camp when I was in 5th or 6th grade. 

I shared a cabin with a girl named Melanie. I thought she was so pretty. I told her she looked like Kirstie (hence the reason why Kirsten sparked the memory) Ally. She took it as a compliment because she loved Kirstie. I was pleased with myself for giving her such a high compliment.

I didn’t realize until last week that Melanie was my first ever girl crush. I knew back then I was gay but I repressed it. It was really an aha moment for me. And it made me giggle a little bit. 

Our brains are the most interesting things ever. It’s interesting how songs can spark emotions and a name on a piece of paper can unlock forgotten memories.