A WOC's thoughts on Donald Trump's election

Today is a new day.

As many of us know by now, Donald Trump was elected to run this country alongside the whole Republican house. I was dismayed to see the massive amount of hate on my Facebook feed last night as people who I thought were good people told people like me to leave, theoretically speaking.

Seeing this reminded me of that one scene from Disney’s Zootopia where one animal told another to go back ‘home’. It was such a heartbreaking moment to see who the people of America really are deep down.

It saddens me to think that the people who did vote him in will eventually suffer under him later on unless you’re the special kind that Trump likes, and best believe that he’s only got interest in a select group of people.

I’m an immigrant. I came with my family from Hong Kong back in 2000 in hopes for a better life and a better future.

Growing up in a predominately white neighborhood, it proved to be a challenge for as long as I could remember. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve despised the color of my skin because of the way I was treated by my peers. Even today, it still continues to be difficult not only just because of my ethnicity, but because I’m a woman as well.

It really breaks my heart to see this nation going backwards instead of forward. America, who is deemed the leader of the Free World, has fallen short of that role and no longer deserves such a title.

Not anymore.

While today may seem like another day to hustle, it isn’t. Today is a day of grieving for many of us, but don’t let this unfortunate event called the 2016 election get the best of you. Although I, myself still am at a loss for words, we will make this through once more.

Yes, we will have to fight for our valued freedoms even more in a nation who wants to destroy them, but we can do this. I believe in the potential that you and I have to make America truly great for everyone as it should have been many years ago.

Regardless if we meet at a rally someday or never meet at all, let us all learn from this day and keep moving forward, even if the nation doesn’t want us to.

We gain strength, and courage and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face… we must do that which we think we cannot.

-Eleanor Roosevelt

Stay strong, be brave, stay safe, and always put love first.

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