By now, a lot of us are starting to sober up, figuratively and literally, after the devastating outcome of the election. We deep-dived into the stages of grief, found solace in our safe spaces and communities, we jotted down our congressman’s phone number (find yours here) to make weekly calls that cannot be ignored. But the mind-blowing fact remains, that Donald Trump, a misogynistic reality TV show personality, is our president-elect.
While we process stress in different ways, retail therapy can help us contribute to good causes and small businesses (some of which are donating earnings to non-profits like Planned Parenthood!) So if you feel like throwing money at your problems, make it rain all over the items below and lets all wear our pride and solidarity on our beautiful, smart, empowered, pissed off bodies.
Stuff to buy, pieces to wear, share and use with pride:
Want to spend money not on things, but on causes? Donate to organizations that could be in jeopardy under the new fascist regime:
Subscribe to newspapers, magazines & blogs that report on issues that matter to you, and who value journalistic integrity (ahem, they check facts) :
This is just a sampling of where to start. We are stronger together. We can make things better.
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Megan O. Andersen is a writer, maker and mom. She has how-to crafting and photograohy videos on creativebug.com, lynda.com and eHow.com and creates craft content for magazines, TV shows, books and blogs. When she's not making year-round costumes for her son who loves to play dress-up, she's either practicing her Norwegian or in the garden with her carnivorous plants. Once, at a David Sedaris book signing, a monkey jumped on her shoulder fulfilling two of her bucket-list items. Follow Megan at www.radmegan.com and on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.