There's an election coming up. Have you heard? (God, help.)
We moved to a smaller, more conservative Southern city a year ago and I fully expected to find interesting and life-giving ways to engage my conservative neighbors. I... have not. Maybe in large part because I got pregnant. But anyway, just living through the campaign experience will be very different for us this time. Even so, I find it refreshing that we can't assume everyone we meet shares our opinions and jargon. I hope that make us and our politics more engaged, creative, and empathetic.
What's saving my life these days is @sharonsaysso on Instagram + Pantsuit Politics. We'll get through this, one meme at a time.
My go-tos? Pantsuit Politics and Holy Post keep me grounded and informed. The Bulwark, Red Wine and Blue, and Pod Save America keep me informed and terrify me. And I recently wrote a post about all the things we can and should do moving into 2024.