Almost two weeks ago now, it seemed like the world was going to end. Or, at the very least, stop turning, out of some sense of solidarity for what had just happened. When I woke up on November 9th after a long night and Google solemnly confirmed that “Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States,” I thought that everything would stop. Instead, I got up, opened my umbrella, and trudged through the rain to class. The next day, I did it again. And again.
Slowly, real life returns, as it always has and always will. As overshadowed as small things that we do in our day-to-day lives may feel right now, this is where change happens. This is where we can make a difference beyond our polling places on Election Day. So read what Sarah has to say about her own experiences with other people’s racism towards her. Read Bella’s piece about Esther, an elderly woman who loves dogs and hugs. Check out what Loco editors don’t want you to forget in the wake of the election. And tell us what you think.
As I wondered what to say here, how to respond to the recent events on behalf of LocoMag, it occurred to me that I can let our work speak for itself. Assembled in this issue is the kindness, worldliness, and maturity of Loco writers. And those are things that we need a little extra of right now.