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I feel empty. 

I've never sobbed over something political. I've never felt personally victimized by the country I grew up in. Not the America where everyone was welcome and the dream was to be all you could be, as you were. I've never been so ashamed. I'm so sorry for all of my LGBTQ+, POC, and survivor friends and peers. I'm so sorry. 

The American Dream has died, and it has taken a piece of me with it. 

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HarleyKyn Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel it has taken a piece of so many of us. 

The fear I see and the fear I feel from all those around me is absolutely suffocating. From women, to lovely people of color, to LGBTQ+, to my Muslim friends who are the sweetest of people, to the Mexican side of my family. 
There is just so much fear. So much agonizing fear. And I don't know if I can look at my country and say I love it. Say that I am prideful in it. Because right now I want nothing more than to go back in time and find a way to be born in another country - Canada. Canada looks nice. 

This election terrifies me. It scares me that I might have to be afraid of being myself. Of being an LGBTQ+ hispanic (3/8 Hispanic but boy do I look mostly hispanic) women. 
And people shouldn't have to be afraid of being who they are - their sexuality, their skin color, their gender

I am so... speechless.
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elegant--tragedy Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't seem to understand how there was so much support behind his platform of hatred. I don't understand it at all. I go to a public university that is FULL of such wonderful diversity and acceptance to so many people of all walks of life, and the overall emotions on campus today were devastating to feel, and share. We as a union on young people striving for greatness and better education all felt a wake of sadness and terror that a man like Trump could become the leader of our nation. Our nations favor of hate, sexism, violence, and discrimination won, and in that, I am disgusted. I'm disgusted in members of my own direct family for their alignment with Trump. 

For everything that President Obama has done for this nation in terms of equality and civil rights, Trump and Pence plan to undo. I don't think I can bare to watch our nation cheer him on as he tries to take our rights away. 
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noctiilucent Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^^^ right here. I will always support our LGBTQ+, and POC communities. We can't remain idle, we need to keep striving to make america better even in these shitty times. I'm here if you /ever/ want to talk. I care about you.
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elegant--tragedy Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've always had a certain interest in politics, though my views are driven by civil rights over everything else. I was raised to be vastly independence and self-serving under the guidance of a mother that has fought and worked so incredibly hard that it's so hard to see her as anything but my own personal champion. She is so strong. I wouldn't be the person I am without my mom, and to see a man elected that's repeatedly made lewd, sexist, perverted comments about women and their "debt" to the male society punches a hole right in my chest. 

I may have felt such horrible, heart-breaking upset this morning, but that has sense transformed in the few hours I've had to experience other peoples' grief and upset. And I've realized something. 

I'm angry

And I hope to find a way to use that anger. I hope I'll find a way to combat and stifle the hate he's preached into the minds of many, and I hope I'll be able to survive the severe divide between me and my siblings over the holidays. 
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noctiilucent Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think that its great to have a model to aspire after. And rare. I feel very angry too about this. I hope we can both find safe amd effective ways to make necessary changes. I'm sorry about my short response. On mobile.
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alimarije Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
:heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart:
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elegant--tragedy Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for speaking with me this morning. It helped <3
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alimarije Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
always, I'm here for you <3
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