This election does not stop with us. We will stand together, we will endure, and we will thrive. Use the hashtag #LoveWillPrevail to show your support—let's see what authentic, amazing content you all come up with!
Below are some amazing organizations that continue to fight for all of us and will eventually make this world great once and for all. If you're able, please support the following organizations any way you can:
- Civil Rights: Black Lives Matter & American Civil Liberties Union
- LGBTQ Rights: The Trevor Project & It Gets Better Project
- Environmental Rights: Natural Resources Defense Council
- Refugee Rights: International Refugee Assistance Project
- Immigrant Rights: Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Motivation#LoveWillPrevail was made out of fear, optimism, and a need to have an outlet. So many of my friends were beaten down by this election. We can all agree, on both sides of the aisle, it was a long election period—it seemed to never end. We can also agree that in this election, more than usual, there were a lot of lies, much name calling, and all in all fear. Fear that we will never attain an America that works for everyone. Nonetheless, our fears—my friends' fears—were not only rooted in economic fear, but physical and emotional fears. This left us feeling defeated and ultimately helpless. I wanted to voice my opinion in a way that was creative and able to capture this fear in a real, human sense. I also wanted to show optimism for us all—if we stand up and stand together, nothing can stop us. We've seen that over and over again in history and this should give us hope.
Thank you to all who've supported me on my journey so far. Special thanks to those who have helped me with this project, including my partner, Travis, and my dear friends, Dexter, Darren, Emily, Gatlin, Jenn, Louise, Melissa, Morgan, Rachel, Shannon, Tessa, and Tia. Let's follow their lead and stand up for what's right.