You Know What’s Inspiring?

Photo: Martin Schoeller for Vanity Fair Caption: (From left to right) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, Deb Haaland, Veronica Escobar, and Sharice Davids.

These women being sworn into Congress. Truly inspiring.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Ilhan Omar is the first Muslim, and Sharice Davids is our first lesbian, Native American elected. A record number of women will be serving in our 116th Congress, symbolizing changes that have been long coming.

I haven’t been thrilled with the state of the world lately. Not interested in debating anything here, I’m just saying, for me, it’s been rough. But I have hope. I believe in humanity. I think that sometimes we just get lost or confused. We’re constantly bombarded with information, and it’s exhausting. I think that sometimes people just need a break. Unfortunately, this can lead to putting our heads in the sand, not wanting to know… not wanting to care. But we have to care! Because if we don’t, who will? This is our world, the only one we have to leave to our children. We. Have. To. Care.

I’m not in politics – thank God. It’s not for me. I have words in me, and if I organize them just right, I can make people feel and maybe think a little differently than they did before. I hope that the stories I tell will start conversations, make people look at something a little deeper, and see their own reflection in those they felt were different.

We can all change the world, in our own little way – whatever that may be. These women are changing it in theirs, and that is inspiring.

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Keren Green


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