16 June 2017 @ 07:41 am
So, about where I've been. . .

I've been volunteering on a state primary election campaign for the last five months -- to the point that it's been sort of my vocation and my fandom at the same time. The election happened Tuesday, and it didn't go our way. I cried A LOT (cried an embarrassing amount in public, though it was among friends); this whole experience is one of the hardest things I've ever done but so worth it that I didn't even realize how hard it was until it was over, if that makes sense? I'm proud of how hard everyone worked, I'm proud we did things the right way until the end, and I'm proud of the voices that got heard because of our campaign.

Good news is that we're going to have a strong general election candidate, and today I bounced back enough to go to a meeting for a reproductive rights advocacy group that is going to be running volunteers and canvasses for the 'good guys' in the general election and offered my services as an experienced canvasser (I can do that now because of the last 5 months!) It's been quite a run and I'm going to miss my scrappy little insurgent campaign something fierce, but (to spout a cliche) the friends I made on the way are AMAZING and we're gonna figure out awesome things to do next.