Uncertainty. Hope. Fear. Resiliency.
Election season 2020 has been a beast. Misinformation and aggression seem to pop up in the least likely of spaces, threatening our sense of security, connection, and our vision for the future. So many in our Self-Care community have shared that election-related stress and anxiety feel almost inescapable, threatening to obscure their voice or their ability to exist in a future that embraces them for all that they are.
We at Self-Care have experienced many of these feelings, too. To empower ourselves and our community, we set to work compiling resources, grounding tools and reminders for this time. Although election day is less than a week away, experts warn that it may take longer than normal to tally results, and we could find ourselves in a state of unknowing for an uncomfortable amount of time. We want you to know that the feelings that arise in these moments are ok, and that there are ways to work with them to relieve the heaviness. We also want you to know that you are not alone. We hope our election blogs below help to ease the election-related stress or anxiety that you may feel, that they empower you to celebrate the use of your voice, and that they embrace you -- in all of your wonderful human fragility and strength -- in the love of a community committed to healing through whatever comes next, together.