i was going to try to post the althing tonight but i just can’t.
i’ll do it tomorrow.
america, i’ve already been in tears all week about the state of my country. now i fall to my knees. i found out about the death of ruth bader ginsburg as i was opening the door to the first guest for my child’s 5th birthday party today. i swallowed my weeping and out on a brave face for many children, but i wasn’t far from tears the entire day.
this is bad.
i spent the entire year of 2019 devoted to getting on stage every night to fight for abortion rights, and for the rights of women to tell their own stories without shame, retribution and fear. it is an uphill battle to say the least.
knowing that ruth was in that supreme court seat was a balm to my soul every night as i read more and more upsetting news about the degradation of those human rights across america. at least she’s there, i would think every time a horrific headline would deathscroll – another clinic shuttered, another woman muzzled, another backslide into the dark. at least at least.
now this hero has left us. it is now our job to fight like hell. it is dark. but we must honor this woman with all our might. we must pick up where she left off and fight, fight, fight for what is fucking right. we must. the grief is real. let it fuel your action. there is very little time to waste.
ruth bader ginsburg: thank you for your service to our country.
rest in power.
we will carry on your work.
everybody – especially my americans – i am feeling with you tonight. i love you. hold steady.