"Oh my god stop exaggerating the election is over move on"
I’m not exaggerating when I say I sat on the phone with my friends as they cried talking about how they don’t know how they’ll tell their kids they’re probably going to be deported.
I’m not exaggerating when I say I saw my friends tell their husbands and wives they’ll still be married even if this new presidency voids their marriage license.
I’m not exaggerating when I quote the excitement from men who celebrated the fact that if their president can sexually assault women so can they.
I’m not exaggerating when I have a fear for all those in the lgbtq community because I know exactly what happens in conversion therapy that this campaign supports and will most likely try to introduce into this country.
I’m not exaggerating when it’s only noon and the increase in hate speech against minorities, people of color, of different religious and ethnic backgrounds has occurred because despite their legal citizenship they still look different and therefore, “don’t belong here.”
I’m not exaggerating when I see women who lost babies knowing that it may soon be a law that it’s her fault and she should be punished let alone the rest of women who may no longer have a say to what they do with their own bodies.
I’m not exaggerating when the suicide prevention hotlines are busy, the immigration websites crashed, when there are riots in the streets because this is the first modern time when people are genuinely afraid to be alive due to the person elected to lead them.
But sure calls us hypocrites, shake your head at our “exaggerations”, and please for the love of God delete me from social media and your life because if you’re okay with this new outlook I’m afraid of you.