Objects in rearview mirrors are scarier than they appear, but they are not nearly as scary as what lies ahead if we hold our current path.
I’m Emma Frost, and I’m taking the wheel.
Look me in the eye, if you dare, as I tell you adamantly, NO.
- No, we will not stand in silence as our fellow human beings are tortured.
- No, we will not idly watch our rights being stripped away.
- No, we will not let you cage our children, and gas those who wish to cross the border.
- No, we will not allow our elderly to lose their healthcare benefits.
- No, we will not step aside so you can make women’s health decisions for them.
- No, we will not cast aside humans for the color of their skin or the language on their lips.
- No, we will not tolerate our poor working harder to subsidize your rich.
- No, we will not break our backs so our tax money can purchase a useless wall or a needless war.
- No, we will not permit you to take our sons and daughters to die overseas for your vanity.
My take on resistance is perhaps unconventional. Like my resistance colleagues, I am interested in educating the masses, and advocating for peaceful regime change via the voting booth. However, what is important to me is not so much how many retweets my work gets or how many people follow me (although, don’t get me wrong, I do like that!). Rather, I am interested in the connections that keep us all going. Relationships fascinate me. Motivations. Egos (good and bad). The trajectory of our development as humans in general and, specifically, as resisters, as a function of our relationships with one another.
So, you’ll see my account posting everything from hardcore “Get him out NOW!” tweets, to light-hearted things, and even some self-care. The health and happiness of my friends and colleagues in the resistance is equally as important to me as the impact they are having. How can we work together to present a more united front? Even if I don’t like you— heck, even if I cannot stand you —we are still on the same team. My success is tied to yours, and vice-versa.
I have a special interest in mental health, both personally and professionally. Many people across our nation are losing access (or have already lost access) to mental health care. Many insurance companies don’t cover it anymore. Others only provide limited mental health benefits. Therefore, I can frequently be seen tweeting about mental health-related issues; you shouldn’t have to be wealthy to be sane.