What do we teach our nation’s children when we allow these predators and deniers and misogynists power?

How am I supposed to be proud to call myself an American?

I don’t feel free. I don’t feel safe. I don’t feel valued.

My heart is in turmoil and I’m ashamed of my country. 

How can we raise strong women who believe in themselves when our own country, our government, our fellow citizens don’t believe us?

They use their platform and power to deny us our rights and our experiences and our safety and our personhood. 

If this is America, I no longer want to be form this place. 

My sisters and I have been forsaken and I am tired of trying and hoping and voting for change that has yet to come.