My greatest fear was true: my scale wasn’t lying. I did look bloated. And since I’m a woman, I’m the worst, because the worst thing a woman can be is fat.
Selfies of you protesting in sepia don’t count.
It’s up to us: we can’t be afraid anymore.
I feel a sense of loss I’ve never felt before.
I am submitting this anonymously because I work for a job where I am allowed to take no partisan side, and that work is very important, and the side that has just seized power over this country is the side that would just as soon see me, and the thousands more fighting for the rights of the oppressed alongside me, gone.
Today I am thinking of all the women I know.