I’ve lost my job, and therefore my health insurance. Seventeen months into my HRT, and I can’t even worry about next month’s refills because I don’t know how I’m eating tomorrow. I’ve been silent about this for a long time. However, I find myself in circumstances all too familiar to far too many girlslikeus. Disabled, unemployable so they say, however I’m also denied disability.
As I prepare this dab, watching all the progress I’ve made, all the security I thought I had, and the plans I’ve made vaporize before my eyes, I am terrified of what must come next.
Yet life goes on. The world keeps turning regardless of my pity-party.
As I assess my assets, I cannot escape the dread that overcomes me knowing the concessions I’m willing to accept to ensure I live my truth. I’ve come too far to turn back or give up. There is nowhere, no one, to got back to. All I know is tomorrow brings no reprieve.
Thank you all, so much, for supporting me with your affirmations, recommendations, backing me up, and most of all for your acceptance. Without this community, I surely would not have experienced this beautiful day; this magic moment.
I concede, I have benefitted from so much privilege. Yet, I’ve squandered exponentially more than I’ve used. I’m sorry. Don’t feel sorry for me. I’m so narcissistic. Please, try to forgive me, or learn from me. I know I never will.
I love you all!
Apologies for the wall of text.
Serious shit has gone down in PandaLand. You’re all amazing, beautiful, and I love you! Never surrender!
This blog is changing. I hope you all forgive me. Stay tuned, or don’t. No hard feelings, only love
To the young people in particular, I hope you will hear this. I have spent my entire adult life fighting for what I believe in. I have had successes and also set backs. Sometimes really painful ones. (..) This loss hurts, but please, never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it.
To all the women, especially the young women, who put their faith in this campaign and in me. I want you to know that nothing has made me prouder than to be your champion. And to all the little girls who are watching this: never doubt that you are valuable, powerful, and deserving of every chance and every opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.
Let me tell you a story that melted my cold child hating heart
Today at work a little boy came in dressed as Kylo Ren with his family to see Rogue One. The family is going about their business purchasing tickets and concessions, filling their drinks and buttering their popcorn, and I’m just standing in the corner watching this tiny dark side loving little boy. Two of my employees were like “but.. Kylo isn’t even in this movie” and I almost smacked them because who cares. I mean, I’m wearing my BB-8 earrings all weekend so back off. Then it’s finally time for the kid to approach and he whispers something to his dad before handing us the tickets. “Go ahead and tell them,” the dad says. Tiny Kylo: “I’m here to see Darth Vader, my grandpa.” And then I died because that was a level of child cuteness I had never encountered before. I almost cried in front of all my employees, but none of them seemed as moved by this encounter so I held my shit together.
Hillary Clinton, hopeful Tuesday that she was poised to shatter the nation’s “highest and hardest glass ceiling,” instead Wednesday publicly conceded the presidential race to Donald Trump, saying the nation owed “him an open mind and the chance to lead.”
“I hope that he will be a successful president for all Americans,“ Clinton told supporters, including her staff, as she tried to strike a hopeful note despite what she described as a "painful” loss.
“I still believe in American, and I always will,“ Clinton said, surrounded by her family, including former president Bill Clinton.
In introducing his running mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine said Clinton “has been and is a great history maker.”
Several hours earlier, Clinton called Trump, to congratulate him on becoming the nation’s president-elect. However, she did not make an appearance before backers gathered at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center for what was expected to be a victory party.
To the young people in particular, I hope you will hear this: I have spent my entire adult life fighting for what I believe in. I’ve had successes and I’ve had setbacks, sometimes really painful ones. Many of you are at the beginning of your professional, public and political careers. You will have successes and setbacks too. This loss hurts. But please, never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it.
Hillary Clinton’s concession speech, November 9, 2016
and you know hillary didn’t speak tonight because they didn’t have a concession speech prepared. the fact that the *most* qualified woman had to work 500x times as hard as a sociopathic privileged man only to lose is truly Fucked up.