It’s a lot.

CW: Abortion

It’s all a little too much, isn’t it?

That’s what I’ve been asking myself since November 2016. I cried the night Cheetoh King was elected. How can one man cause so much destruction? What else could possibly happen? And then it just kept happening. Layers upon layers of catastrophe.

But you’re Canadian! You say.

Well, yes I am and I’m able to weep for my sisters to the south of me. I wept for them because I knew Roe V. Wade was on the chopping block. It’s surreal watching the country right next to you crumble slowly. Our foundation is showing similar cracks in Canada. We’re not free of this madness. Is the party you voted for pro-choice?

I haven’t needed an abortion. I’m pro-choice. I’m pro healthcare. Public health saves lives. Abortion saves lives. Abortion is safe. This isn’t about murdering babies, this is about restricting women and people who have uteruses. Why are we still fighting this war on people’s bodies? Why does it seem like only cishet men have body autonomy?

It’s all a little too much, isn’t it?