For so long I've been thinking about how can I raise my voice in some way about Trump and how everything about him is so wrong, but other than reposting stuff I couldn't come up with a thing I wanted to do.
Yesterday, I see on Instagram that Tim Goodman and Jessica Walsh need volunteers to do a cool initiative for their project 12 Kinds of Kindness and I decided to volunteer even though I had no idea what the initiative was. They asked all of us to be at Sagmeister & Walsh design studio by 5:30am, AM!
I woke up today, thought about a million reasons why I should go back to bed but then I kinda challenged myself to go and create a memorable experience in NY. I was scared to go by myself since my friends bailed on me and my husband was not waking up but I decided to go anyways and see what happens.
When I get there, I see 100 other girls just like me, so I decided to get out of my comfort zone and talk to some of them. I made really cool friends today and we got to do something amazing together. Once at their office they told us that we will be building a wall in front of Trump Tower spelling out: Build Kindness not Walls.
I got extremely excited and volunteered to hold one of the letters for two or three hours in front of the building.
We were there for hours and no one even tried to kick us out, even the police was entertained by our initiative. New York is a wonderful city. Cabs were honking showing their support, people were clapping and screaming: Yeah! It was truly a wonderful experience.
I'm so happy I decided to wake up, show up and join them on this courageous initiative. Check out the video they made and the website they put together! Let's do more of this and less of voting for Trump if we want to make America great, greater than it has never been: a place where people respect each other and value each other because of what makes us different, that is the beauty of this country, and I say this as a Venezuelan who feels at home.