This project began on November 9, 2016.
We woke up on November 9th feeling like strangers in our own homes. Our minds full of fear for our safety.
Many of us believed America was headed in a direction where what you look like, where you were born, who you love, or what you believe didn’t dictate how you were treated or how you were perceived. These differences between us were things to celebrate and learn from. On November 9th, our vision of America came to a screeching halt.
Instead of this diverse, appreciative nation we thought we had, we learned our nation is still very much entrenched in antiquated ideology. A selective ideology based on exclusion, accusation, and fear of the “other.” An ideology where being different is something shameful. An ideology that demanded only a certain kind of person was American.
We learned there is still much work to be done. That the full vision of America has yet to be realized. Until then, we must remind ourselves of our bravery and our love for each other, regardless of our views.