Last night before polls started coming in, I was talking to my mom on the phone. "It's going to be amazing to have a woman president," she said. "I never thought I'd live to see the day!" We were so excited, ready to watch the glass ceiling shatter for good.
This election paints the clearest picture I've ever seen of what it is to be a woman in America today. We can be qualified. We can be competent. We can be the very best person for the job. We work through harassment, unfair treatment, and the outright denial that our bodies belong to us -- yet we will continue to fight. Even so, we will not get the job. There is so, so, so much work to be done for the more than half of our citizenry who are still not true equals.
To my friends who are members of the LGBTQ community, people of color, immigrants, indigenous communities, those with disabilities, and to anyone who has felt marginalized, unrepresented, and bullied, we are here in solidarity. I am terrified for the future, but if there's one thing I know, we're going to put up one hell of a fight.