Donald Trump Is A Human Garbage Fire & You’re Worried About Hillary’s Book?

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By Jillian Stacia

I’ve tried to play nice.

I’ve spent the past ten months coming at this with an open mind and a forgiving heart. I’ve prayed all the prayers and asked for surrender and guidance. I’ve tried to let it go and move forward as best I can.

But in this case, I just can’t. As in, I literally cannot handle people talking about how “selfish” and “horrible” and “divisive” Hillary Clinton’s new book is.

You know what is selfish and horrible and divisive? The president supporting Nazis in the United States. Getting in a pissing match with North Korea. Ending DACA. Denouncing global warming. Continue reading

Thank You, Trump…

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By Catherine Miele

Before you click that “x” in the corner of your screen, please keep reading and know this is NOT that kind of post.

I’m a registered Democrat although I have voted and always will vote for issues over party. I proudly and almost tearfully voted for Hillary Clinton, and I do not believe that Trump’s values are my values. In a sense, I’m #stillwithher and every single woman who marched—in the flesh or in spirit—on January 21. Continue reading

What We Do Now Defines The Future

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By Jillian Stacia

I was in sixth grade when September 11th happened. I don’t remember a lot from that day, but I do remember the feeling of being scared. I knew the adults were scared. I knew something bad was happening. I didn’t know what the Twin Towers were or what terrorism meant, but I knew everything was suddenly going to be different.

When I went home that night, my Dad told me to write down my feelings and what had happened that day. You’re going to want to remember this, he said. I didn’t follow his advice, but I regret it now. I wish I could remember exactly what I was thinking and feeling that day. Continue reading

10 Things To Do On Inauguration Day

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By Catherine Miele

I’m just going to lay my feelings out: I’m still shocked, I’m still in denial, and I’m still unsure how I will wrap my mind around the next 4 years of the Trump Administration.

The American People (well, slightly less than half of American voters, if we’re being honest) spoke, so I get it. The votes were counted and the rallies were staged, yet while I promise to remain respectful, gentle, kind, and protective of my fellow Americans, especially those who live in the margins of society, I’m not going down silently.

I haven’t decided what I will be doing on Inauguration Day this Friday, which is why I’ve put together a list of 10 alternatives. Pick one, pick ‘em all. Just keep that mind of yours looking forward! Continue reading

A Friendly Reminder That We Are Going To Survive This Election

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By Jillian Stacia

I set out to write a debate recap, but I couldn’t bring myself to find the words. I don’t want to relive, or rehash, or recount that ridiculous, nausea inducing debate. I don’t think anyone does. If you do, there are many, many, many articles out there that can help you out.

I don’t want to talk about last night, because frankly, I’m worn out. The past few days- hell the past year- has been emotionally and physically draining. This election has sickened me. It is poisonous. It is frustrating. It is abrasive. It is too much. Continue reading

This Is Why I Get So Angry When You Insult Hillary Clinton

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By Jillian Stacia

The personal is political. This is one of the most commonly recognized feminist arguments. It highlights the connection between what goes on in a woman’s personal life and the current political infrastructure. Essentially, it means that you are not alone- that what you go through on a day to day, moment by moment basis is not something to ignore or discredit, because it’s not just “your problem”. It’s not individual, it’s collective. It’s a call for the government to defend and reflect the values and needs of women in the same way it defends and reflects the values and needs of men.

But with this election, I’m learning that the reverse is also true. Not only is the personal political, but the political is also incredibly personal. Continue reading

Caption That Pic Stitch: Famous Feuds Edition

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By De and Kate

No surprise here, we love a little celebrity news. So you’ve gotta believe, we’ve been watching this whole Kimye and Taylor drama unfold like a hawk. That being said, we’re even more glued to the presidential election coverage. And in closely following each, we can’t help but draw some parallels between the two.

In an effort to maintain our sanity and keep a sense of humor throughout these conflict-ridden times, we’re calling it a game day and playing a round of ‘Caption That Pic Stitch’! Continue reading