Not even really sure how to kick off this post other than to say I’m not really okay. Before I had a baby, in my mind, I thought I’d still be “me” but also a mom. Well, having Jack changed me. Every cell transformed inside of me and I am just simply not the same person I was before. Certainly (sadly) the shooting in Uvalde hasn’t been the first tragedy to occur since I became a mom, but it has gutted me in a way I can’t even put words to. It’s been days and I still feel raw– I’m sad, and terrified, and really angry. I can’t believe that the country has decided to put weapons (not just guns but fucking assault rifles) over the lives of CHILDREN.
I am having a hard time getting online in general, but it’s my job and I can’t push off everything because of deadlines and time-sensitive things.
Starting with…. Here is a script to call YOUR elected officials. I have phone anxiety and having a script to follow is definitely helpful. (And I saw that you can leave a message if you call after hours, too.) Even if you live in a state where your elected officials are aligned, you can call and say, “thank you.”
If you want to make a donation, I have personally chosen Everytown, which the country’s largest gun violence protection organization.
PS I am going to be down the shore this weekend in Avalon, NJ. If you’re in the area, I would love to meet you in person. On Sunday, I will be at the Addison Bay store from 10am to 12pm for a book signing/meet and greet with AB’s founder Marguerite Adzick (who is featured in the book)!