In 2008 I went to New Hampshire for a month to work on the Obama campaign. I made friends, I learned a lot. I am going back. This falls into the category of “ride” in the title of my blog. I am saddling up, picking up the reins.
It is important to me to show up and stand up for something that I feel to be this important. It is important to me to walk the walk. I have two daughters. I am doing it for them. I am doing it for myself as a gay woman. I cannot bear the idea of scaling back any kind of human rights, of “othering” anyone. I find it heinous to think of reversing the social justice gains of the past four years. It is unimaginable to think of reversing ourselves , as women, to once again being regarded by insurance companies as being a “pre-existing condition” on the basis of having a uterus. No thank you.
So in ten days, I will hit the road. I will be posting from the road. I will have stories. Stay tuned.