'Let your whispering become a violent roar. Let us know that you won’t leave us to fight alone.'
I am a black, queer woman.
And on election night in America, I was made perfectly aware of just how much many Americans are not ready for me.
In all honesty, I am not truly surprised by this election's outcome — hatred has always been embedded in the fabric of this country's design. America has never been the one to admit its faults. I often feel like we believe that if we don’t talk about a problem, then there won’t be a problem. As George Santayana, a Spanish philosopher, once said, “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”