How Can I Help?

I am wearing this safety pin as a sign that I am a safe ally who will not stand for hate.

I am wearing this safety pin as a sign that I am a safe ally who will not stand for hate.

So...here we are. 

Two days after the election and already I'm hearing from friends who are being shaken to their core because they are not straight, white males. 

Not only that, but every since pussy-gate, I've heard from former patients, family, friends and so many women (and even some men) who have been triggered by the orange...I can't even say his name yet...

Regardless if he ends up actually sworn in or not...here we are. 

Where do we go from here?

And more importantly, how can I help?

One of the things I often forget to do is to ask for help. So I'm asking now. As I figure out what it is I can do to help - why don't you just tell me?

What would help you get through the day easier?

What would help you get through the next hour?

Let me know so I can figure out how best to provide what I do best.

This is a safe space and hate will NOT be tolerated. 

This is not a political statement, this is just a helping hand. 

The way I mourn is to find ways to help.

But my brain is too tired to lead and my heart is broken. 

Let's try to move forward with love and grace and an occasional dance break.

Just tell me what you need in the comments below and let's hold each other up.