I am sad today, as are many of us, especially those in the scientific community. I almost felt like the world came to an end when I first read those fateful words this morning. I cried a little too, on the inside anyway. So, what do we do now? Am I going to lose my rights as a woman? as a married lesbian? as a freethinking non-religious human? Probably not, but I am, nevertheless, afraid and sad. What am I going to do?
I, for one, am proceeding forward with my best efforts to complete my studies and look for my next rewarding career adventure. This week I must finish the final draft of the Educational Narrative I am writing for one class. (plus more project work in my other class, too). I wonder if my narrative will evolve now that my future, and the future of all women, may threatened with hard times ahead. We will see.
I know one more thing, too. I am not going to sit still. My voice will be heard. My vote will still count, and has already. I will give more support to charities and orgaennizations working hard on my behalf. This is what I can do. This is what anyone can do. I will speak up when I witness racism, sexism and any other form of hatred toward my fellow human. I will continue to push for equitable opportunities for EVERYONE.
Every human deserves dignity and respect. I will give it.