When Trump got elected back in November 2016, my heart broke.
I kept my kids home from school. I canceled all of my appointments. We sat around our kitchen table and we cried.
All I could hear in my head was Trump’s disgusting voice on that now-famous audio clip—boasting about groping women without permission, saying, “Grab her by the pussy.”
I could not believe THIS was the man who’d be holding the highest office in the world. It felt like a punch in the gut.
I am still miserable that Trump is President.
However, if there’s one silver lining to all of this… it’s that millions of people have been snapped awake this year, particularly women. Millions have marched and rallied. Millions have donated. Millions have voiced their outrage like never before.
Women have been speaking up and making a scene and I am LOVING it. From the Women’s March in Washington DC to the #MeToo movement on social media, this has been a BIG year for women’s voices.
There have been many losses this last year, but also some big wins. Please join me in celebrating some of our biggest victories of 2017. Such as…
– That moment when Susan Fowler describing her horrendous experiences working at Uber and the sexism and harassment that pervades the company’s culture. The post went viral. Uber pledged to investigate and do better—proving that one courageous voice can start a massive ripple effect.
2017 has been a tough year. One of the toughest that I can remember. It’s been violent. It’s been startling. It’s been heartbreaking on so many levels. But it gives me strength—and hope—to see so many women shattering glass ceilings, demanding to be heard, running wildly successful businesses, refusing to be bullied and shamed, making art, and making their presence known.
Silent? Timid? Hesitant? Polite? Not our generation.
I’m feeling so proud to be a woman. I can’t wait to see what we create—together—in 2018.
Creeps, oppressors, abusers, gropers, doubters, shamers, haters…
Watch the fuck out.
Your reign is over.