June 3, 2017

I love this sign, which I made for the Treasure Coast Truth March, and think is both meaningful and hilarious. So did most people who saw it, but I got some backlash too, that it was offensive, or that it was not a good and/or appropriate message to help our cause in the resistance. I can respect that from experienced, active people in closed groups with reasonable guidelines, even if I disagree. But who are the people who showed up out of nowhere, and where is their engagement with everything else I post, share, and do? Hashtag wrong battle.

Listen. Cursing is not some nasty habit I can’t shake. It’s part of who I am. I am also a writer with a robust vocabulary, and I choose my words carefully most of the time. This was not a legislative meeting, or a town hall, or a letter to the editor, or an interview. It was a protest, a Truth March, and this is not only A truth, it is MY truth. So thanks for not judging.

I’d love for people to stick around my page, but would rather they find a better fit somewhere else if cursing offends them, because the resistance needs everyone. 

Also? We are in desperate times, people. Get real.

#RESIST #WriteLikeAMotherFucker #ItsAnActualThing #TheRumpus