November 12, 2016

Yoko Ono wins for most Brilliant Response to Trump Presidency.

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The outcome of the 2016 US presidential election has brought up a lot of intense feelings from, well, almost everybody, and rightly so.

Many of us have felt voiceless, powerless and perplexed by the reality that Donald J. Trump will be president over one of the most powerful and influential countries in the world.

But the truth is, we need to start to come to grips somehow with this reality—and the utterly flabbergasted feelings I have are hard to articulate.

However, I’ve found the exact response that sums up my own internal reaction to the new president perfectly—and Yoko Ono is the one who gave it.

Putting all historical reactions aside to this controversial woman/musician/activist on Friday, the tweet Ono released as her response to Trump may have nailed what many of us are actually feeling:

Sometimes we don’t need a story attached to a traumatic occurrence, sometimes we just need a good ol’ howl, and then to move forward to what we can actually do about it.

Yoko, you have my props for this one.


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Author: Sarah Norrad

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