To say it’s been a week of raw emotion may just be an understatement. We proudly stood with Hillary Clinton on Election Day and were beyond moved by her elegance and grace as she conceded the hard-fought race. She reminded us to look forward, however hard that may be: “So, my friends, let us have faith in each other. Let us not grow weary. Let us not lose heart, for there are more seasons to come, and there is more work to do.” Thank you, Senator.
Today we highlight words and images that moved us this week — the common theme that emerges is to not give up (and we won’t). To keep fighting the good fight until love, kindness, compassion and courage always, and unequivocally, win. And we lead with wise words from a mother among us: “We are not defined by politics; we are defined by our values and how we put them into action.”
“I cried because I want my daughters to feel that blazing pride, that affirmation of their boundless capacity — not from their husbands, but from their world, from the atmosphere, from inviolable wells of certainty inside themselves. I cried because it’s not fair, and I’m so tired, and every woman I know is so tired.”
But, messages of hope from one stranger to another.
10 beautiful Instagram accounts.
Real thoughts on tolerance and kindness.
“Our sisters before us have seen days like these. Days they woke up in a country that told them they were less than, worthless, invisible, disposable. Today, we fight on because our foremothers fought on. Because we want our little ones to not have to fight so damn hard. Because we cannot — never, never, never — betray ourselves.”
Illuminating comments from those conflicted on whether or not to have children.
Something to celebrate: 6 historic firsts for women in this election.
Throw open your doors and welcome each other. A few ideas for a home's happy entrance.
p.s. Comfort food for the weekend ahead.