Will and I attended the Women’s March on Portland the day after Trump’s inauguration. It was wild and amazing. We marched the streets of Portland with nearly 100,000 fellow feminists in the pouring rain. It was a remarkable display of solidarity for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families. It recognized that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country. It told the world that we don’t support Trump’s politics.
I’ve really been struggling with the current state of our political system. Trump’s constant claim that the media is “the opposition party,” “fake news” and the “enemy of the American people” is frankly the most absurd thing I have ever heard. Good journalism is the only way we can be informed, active, involved citizens. Trump’s attempt to make Americans distrust all new sources is a sinister plan to try to silence all content that disagrees with his antics. I’m disheartened that a large portion of Americans don’t seem to care about the truth or facts anymore. I feel like I live in a new world where the loudest lies are winning over the true fact-based reality, and that honestly is making me a little crazy. Woof.