I don’t feel like celebrating the fourth of July. The
celebration of the Declaration of Independence is running cold in my veins. In
this moment, I can only remember that there are millions of women in our
country who do not have the right to their own reproductive freedoms.
Celebrating the freedom of the country doesn’t feel right at
this time when women cannot celebrate freedom of their bodies, their lives, and
their fates. Celebrating freedom, my ass. Women in the United States are not
free. We are suppressed by laws that people say are to protect children. That’s
a lie. Those laws control women’s bodies and women’s futures.
Please remember that no matter what laws are passed we are
free in our minds and our voices are still free. Do not let anyone make you
feel less than or small. Stay strong. Get rest when you need to, get lots of
self-care, and then get back out there and fight. And always vote, even in the
We will fight. And, if we are lucky, others will fight for
us and with us until we can once again have reproductive freedom and control of
That’s it. That’s the blog today. Today's image was created in Canva.
Be well. Be safe.