Pantsuit Nation Gives Me Hope
I saw this in the Pantsuit Nation Facebook group yesterday and I immediately fell in love with it. The fact that the creator worked on the original papercutting as a form of stress relief while watching the debates makes it even more meaningful.
Creating art in the face of so much ugliness is just so damn important.
You guys know I'm not American.
And you know I don't live in the United States.
But that doesn't mean I'm not on the edge of my seat, hoping for something incredible and powerful to happen today. It doesn't mean I'm not thinking of every single one of my American friends who could have their lives torn apart.
This election is dividing people and families and countries apart all over the world and we're feeling it.
I don't usually blog or write or even talk about US politics because there will always be someone ready and waiting to tell me I can't have an opinion because I'm Canadian. But it means everything to my country and my family that the United States (which is actually only 60km south of my house) is a country I don't have to fear.
I have loved meeting so many incredible people inside the Pantsuit Nation group. It really does give me hope. Their stories are inspiring, their reasons for voting are thoughtful and caring, and their dedication to change is overwhelming.
They give me this feeling in my gut that maybe something amazing is going to happen.
My daughter was born 9 days after Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, and I would LOVE for her to celebrate her 8th birthday with President Hillary Clinton in the White House.
There's nothing more powerful than showing our children that we have the ability to CHANGE THE WORLD.