i thought this week, along with many others, that our country would celebrate the first woman president. instead i have spent sleepless nights worried about a future full of open hatred. i wake up to stories of my fears realized – people attacking one another with their fists and words.

i also read stories about people bringing flowers to mosques, islamic centers and immigration non-profits. showing their solidarity and support. because we are suffering together.
we are immigrants, we are muslim, we are LGBT, we are differently abled, we are latino, we are ALL americans. and we are kind.
whatever comes next, we are in this together.


this week’s theme for illustration friday is immovable. with all the talk about mosques, islam and intolerance in the states right now… i thought of how faith is immovable.

for my muslim friends, may all this sillyness end soon.