Can A Safety Pin Really Pop Our Collective Angst?
Huffington Post - 3 months
In the aftermath of the election, wounds have been ripped open, hatred unleashed, protests are in full force.
Safety, arguably a myth to begin with in the first place, has gone out the window.
The tension is incredible. People are out of sorts. Most of us have gotten very little sleep. The biggest moon in seventy years is about to rise on Monday. How much crazier can it get?
And sadly, as surreal as it seems, it's not all that shocking for anyone outside the fringes of the dominant.
At moments like this, acts of solidarity seem not only appropriate, but necessary to our survival.
Solidarity is defined as "the ties in a society that bind people together as one". Given the unraveling occurring right before our eyes, it seems like the right time.
Taking the lead from Britain's' post-Brexit angst, Americans are strapping on safety pins to show solidarity with those most vulnerable to being attacked, marginalized, or even deported. Which is far too many of us.
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