And I as sifted through a shallow tray of pens, crumpled brown paper napkins, playing cards and party favors, I spotted a bright white orb.Read More
Knees buckling on the way to my car. Can I drive? Yes, you've got this. I notice the morning marine layer on the mountain as I drive home, the sky turning soft pink from grey. The song from my latest playlist envelopes me, and I'm smiling inside, but too tired to sing along. I drive along, on autopilot, like a passenger staying awake to be nice.
Now home, I swing my legs out of the drivers seat the way my body was trained after the injury. I skip the kitchen, as making lunches will have to wait. I make it to the bedroom, and lay down on top of the covers, sweaty clothes, gym shoes, and all. My eyes close, I sigh, breathe. Just give me 10 minutes...
13 men and zero women are working on a revised health care bill. Deciding what might be appropriate levels of care for bodies unlike their own. Disregarding the fact that women grow humans inside of their bodies. Forgetting that they were also born from the strength and miracle of a woman’s body. Ignoring the fact that their own mothers carried them inside of their bodies...nurturing, protecting, cultivating.
13 men and zero women are changing the rules for the disadvantaged, the weak, the elderly. Have mistaken their privilege for the right to disregard others. Must be confused, to have excluded themselves from the same restrictions they expect us to now be grateful for.
13 men and zero women do not understand things like sexual assault, maternity care, mental health, or family planning. They must have forgotten that we have a Constitution. That there is an Equal Rights Amendment, or simply, they do not understand that we are all HUMAN.
13 men and zero women.