by Maria Corse
Today we learned that there is an immensely pissed off, hurting, silent majority who have found their voice.
Today we learned that hiding behind educated privilege and shouting la, la, la with our hands over our ears and eyes does not work.
Today we learned that our debates based on polarizing and insular arguments and social media memes have failed.
Yesterday I voted, but today I choose to stand up to be counted.
Today I choose to get out of bed, do yoga, get dressed, spend the day with my inspiring students, express my feelings in the only way I know how.
Today I choose to practice Hope – not despair.
Today I choose Love – not hate.
Today I choose the Healthy Anger that will fuel my resolve to use my educated, white, middle age, heterosexual, cisgender, female, privileged voice to empathize and fight for those who have been, and, will be silenced by misogyny, racial and social injustice, homophobia, poverty, the penal system, and a broken educational system.