Today is Slice of Life Tuesday – the weekly writing challenge hosted at Two Writing Teachers.
I have been politics obsessed for months, once again. I thought I had it bad during Trudeau’s bid for leadership during Canada’s last election.
This time, the outcome of an election is having a toxic effect all around the world.
Our Canadian newspapers and television have run numerous editorials about what is happening. We cannot ignore what is happening. And, now we have had a terrorist attack in Quebec City, by a white supremacist inspired by D.T.
I am saddened, worried, scared, angry – a whole range of negative emotions.
But, I have also been encouraged and proud of:
-the huge outpouring of support for the Muslims, both in the States facing the ban and those in Canada affected by the killings.
-the women and the men who marched in the “Women’s March” on Jan. 25th – all over the world
-the people who are phoning their representatives
-the mass twitter explosion of political hashtags – #resist, #speakout, #BeASally
I have started a new project for a challenge I’ve taken part in for a number of years. I am creating SPEAK OUT art cards, with quotes encouraging us to be a part of protecting democracy.
Here are some of the cards I have done so far: