My last post about the election results garnered two interesting comments from two different anonymous people, or it might have been the same person, who knows. One mentioned that they were here for food posts, not politics and the other agreed, and also mentioned being offended by the word dick.
When I started this blog, I just wanted to be part of the vegan movement, and I wanted to share recipes and food and all of that vegan goodness. I also was very lonely at the time, and living in a city where the amount of racism everywhere, including my adoptive family was so shocking, and overwhelming to me I felt like I was suffocating. Just like living in Seattle became a liberal bubble for me, living in Erie became a hate bubble, and I was starting to forget that kind, reasonable people existed.
I understand people wanting only food pictures and all of that. And I also understand not liking certain words, or not liking any swearing. But, those aren't my issues. When I read blogs, books, watch movies, YouTube etc. I read and watch what I prefer, what appeals to me and makes me feel good. Not everyone is for everyone, that's just a fact of life.
So, for anyone who only wants food pictures, and for anyone who doesn't like the word dick, this isn't the blog for you. I don't mean that in a mean, angry way either. I'm simply saying that there is more to me and this blog than food. And I will never be silent on the state of our world. It's taken me a long time to accept this part of myself. I have had at least a million people in my life reprimand me for not being able to keep my mouth shut. And I've said it to myself. I feel sometimes life is easier for people who just fall back and don't say anything. But that isn't and will never be me.
I feel like in general people are exhausted from this election, and are just trying to accept Trump and hope for the best. But I'm just not there. I'm terrified of how hateful our country is. I'm having nightmares from Erie. So, Like I said earlier I'm taking a break until I feel better, because right now I'm barely eating, let alone thinking about food and pictures and all of that. I guess it's a good thing I chose to sit out of Vegan Mofo this year, because I would really be REALLY struggling to keep up with the prompts!
So, I don't know how long I'll be gone. I might wake up tomorrow feeling amazing and hopeful and full of recipes, I just don't know. But I'm loving all the Mofo posts this year!