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Dear America, I Don’t Understand

 I’m keeping this short, y’all.

I woke up this morning with a pit in my stomach and a fear in my heart. My head and my heart hurt as I watched our beautiful country slowly slip into the hands of someone I cannot begin to fathom as a leader.

Today, as an immigrant, a Muslim, a woman, a Pakistani, and an American, I am scared.

Our new President has spent his whole campaign making it known that he doesn’t approve of people like me. He has spoken out about Muslims being required to identify themselves and being banned from entering the US. On multiple occasions, he has made horrifying remarks objectifying and degrading women. He has relentlessly promoted intolerance for immigrants and those that are of different backgrounds/origins. And that is just the beginning of his hateful rhetoric. I haven’t even addressed the commentary against disabled people, veterans, and the LGBT community, but believe me, I’ve heard his awful views on these communities too.

Today, I am frustrated, pained, and worried. For myself, yes, but even moreso for my family and my friends who are currently in the US. I’m fearful that they will be abused, harassed, and mistreated because that is the precedent that was set during this election by our new President. 


Whether you agree with me or not, whether you find it in your heart to understand my feelings or not, I hope that you will take the time to give people who don’t look like you some love. I can guarantee they are needing it more than ever right now.

It is up to us as a united people to take care of each other. Please don’t sit idly by if you see people being abused and harassed. Speak up, be a human, and take care of each other.

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    November 9, 2016 at 1:43 PM

    100% absolutely! Saying a lot of prayers today and in the coming months/years.

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    kerri @ cheshire kat
    November 9, 2016 at 3:54 PM

    i love love love you sweet friend. i don’t even have the words today. None at all.

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    November 9, 2016 at 4:10 PM

    My heart is broken and I am so scared and sad. Hugs and love to you.

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    November 9, 2016 at 5:37 PM

    I am heartbroken. I cannot believe this is where we are today. Maybe I had too much faith in this country because I never imagined such a racist, sexist, homophobic jerk would be voted in.

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      November 14, 2016 at 1:58 PM

      Amen, friend. All of those feelings are things I’m dealing with too. I truly don’t understand how we got to this place. xo

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    November 9, 2016 at 6:31 PM

    beautiful post girl. thank you for sharing. i am still in shock, and scared.

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      November 14, 2016 at 1:57 PM

      Thank you, sweet friend. Praying and hoping for things to be better than what I’m thinking/expecting they will be. xo

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    Allison Arnone
    November 9, 2016 at 10:35 PM

    I’m so sorry and I am with you. A lot of us are. Onward and upward (I’m trying to convince myself to believe this; it’s hard right now)

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      November 14, 2016 at 1:56 PM

      I’m sad that so many of us are feeling this way. It’s heartbreaking. But as you said, onward & upward. I’m working on it daily. xo

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    November 14, 2016 at 9:28 PM

    I cried multiple times and prayed a lot. I’m hoping for the best. I don’t know what else to do.

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      November 20, 2016 at 10:08 AM

      I feel you, friend. It’s just heartbreaking. And the recent news isn’t making things any better.

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