One of the most important decisions you'll make between now and Nov. 3 (besides the whole "which candidate you'll vote for" thing) is how to cast your ballot.
Dropping off your ballot or waiting in line at your local polling place will present more obstacles this year than ever before. (Add it to our 2020 tab).
Though I can't wave a magic wand and make Election Day a national holiday (even though it should be, and is in many other democracies around the world), I can provide some tips to help you get Election Day off.
Read the full article on popsugar.com (link in bio!)
Hi friends, I wrote a piece for @popsugar about how you can talk to your employer about taking Election Day off to get your vote on! Linked in bio👆read it, share it, use it!
I think all of our feeds could use some good, wholesome content after what we witnessed last night.
By now we’ve all seen the recaps and the atrocities that transpired during the presidential debate. As someone who literally gets paid to speak, I have no words.
I felt sick. I felt abused. I felt scared. I felt embarrassed. I felt mad. But more than anything, I felt galvanized.
We are not victims or simply witnesses to this bigotry and the devolution of our democracy. We have the power to make a real change. Yes, we can protest and fight and donate and all of that amazing activism, but most importantly, WE CAN VOTE.
As Kamala Harris so perfectly put it last night, “That is our office. It’s not his office. That’s the people’s office.”
And it’s time to step into our office…
Ok maybe 2020 sucks, but the Jewish new year, 5781, is looking fruitful! New year, new me 🍎🍑🍉🍍🍒
Today is the holiest day of the year for Jewish people—it is our day of atonement. And while in normal times, I would spend my day fasting at temple services, this year I decided to do something a bit different…
I went down to the beach, by myself, and journaled. I wrote down all of my “sins” and all of the things I don’t necessarily like about myself. You know those things that make you feel like you’re a bad person or the things you like to pretend never happened or the ones that keep you up at 3AM, the things that make you feel that you’re not good enough and may never be good enough--yeah, THOSE THINGS. I👏wrote👏them👏all👏down👏 and let me just tell you...WOOF.
But do you want to know what I did next??
I FORGAVE MYSELF. I went through each one and practiced the ancient Hawaiian tradition of Ho’oponopono for forgiveness as I said, “I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you” for each bullet on my (unfortunately, very long) list.
Who knows if Goddess or the universe or Moses or WHOEVER will forgive me 🤷♀️ I have a feeling they might be more magnanimous than I am about that awkward thing I said in that random meeting in 2015 that wakes me up at night, but who knows! What I do know though, is that forgiving myself felt good. It felt empowering. And it felt FREEING.
So whatever religion or anti-religion you are, I hope you take a moment today to forgive yourself. About anything! Whether it’s forgetting to get milk at the store or something big and awful. It’s no use crying over spilled milk, as they say, but it is of use to show yourself compassion and forgiveness, and move forward. You are worthy of redemption.
AND Yom Tov and Gut Yontiff, to all my friends fasting! 💜✡️
Sit with this. We know that if it were a white woman, yesterday's results would have been different. And so as I white woman, I vow to use my privilege to keep pushing for change, keep saying her name #breonnataylor and keep fighting. Join me by donating to the Louisville bail fund linked in my bio.