Extra big thanks to The Huffington Post for running this today. It was a hard one to make.
The response to this comic has been overwhelming. Thank you to everyone who has shared it and commented. Thanks to all of the women who have written me. It’s meant the world.
To be honest, I was initially too embarrassed to share this post myself. I realize that my embarrassment is a part of the problem. It’s a byproduct of living in a culture that objectifies and normalizes violence against women and then makes us feel shame for sharing our stories about that violence. While those experiences don’t define us, they do inform how we see the world. It informed how I experienced the election.
Rest assured, I will pick myself up and join the front lines of every struggle we face under a Trump presidency. But for a moment, I wanted to acknowledge all of the women who felt cast away, who felt isolated on their icebergs these past weeks. You are not alone.