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President's Day was a day off for me, which meant two things: one, I'd spent the afternoon at a Not My President's Day rally, and two, the low-level depressive miasma Rachel Dratch characterizes as Sunday feeling had stretched into Monday.

To be perfectly honest, Sunday feeling might be the best way to sum up the last few months since the election for me. Which I’m not mentioning for sympathy—ugh, cry more, employed middle-class white femme citizen—but just to let you know where I’ve been for the last few months. Which was… not much of anywhere, emotionally and intellectually speaking.

When I was finally able to lift my head up and keep it up, I found myself—not transformed, but in the process of transformation. I’ve never felt that before. Every instance of evolution in my life has been noticed after the fact. It can be unsettling to actively experience in real time, but I’m trying to embrace the fact that I’m changing. This is yet another opportunity to define what kind of woman I want to be and then go be her. But it can be unsettling, because there are some deep foundational shifts occurring.

For example: I used to be a pop culture junkie. And now I’m now sure what I am.

(Besides, of course, angry.)

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