"Oh GOD, Are people STILL going on about Trump?"
"Get over it"
"Who do you think you are, a politician?"
"It doesn't even affect you, why are you bothered about it"
"I can't change anything"
"I don't DO politics"
These are all statements that I have seen this morning on social media. They were not all directed at me, but others are coming forward and sharing stories of people trying to shut them down when they stand up and say that what is going on in the world is wrong.
I will never apologise for standing up and saying that what is going on in the world right now, is wrong. I CANNOT stay silent. I refuse to stay silent, and WHY WOULD I? What is the worst that can happen to me? a 41yr old white woman living in the UK? Maybe I lose some followers? There are people out there who are losing their LIVES. I don't care about numbers of followers, I care about what is right and wrong.
What else can happen to ME for speaking out? Perhaps I won't be suitable for some companies to want to work with me as I am too outspoken? I will live. I will survive.
I will not change my ideals, my sense of what is right or wrong, for a fucking lipstick or pair of shoes.
I KNOW my privilege means that any consequences of my actions are minimal. Remember, I beg you, there are currently people displaced from their HOMES, their countries, separated from their families. If we accept this today, what will we accept tomorrow?
Let me know,