I have always considered myself an incredibly optimistic person. I believe that people are ultimately good, and that the right outcome will generally come to be. I walked through the 2016 Presidential Campaign time buoyed by the thought that we would soon have our first female president. And then....well you know the rest.
I soon found myself with an abundance of outrage, confused about how we allowed such hate to become normalized, and how for the first time in my life, it felt like we were moving backwards as a country, not forwards. Whether its women's rights, gay rights, the rights of the impoverished or those trying to come to the USA to make their American dream come true, it felt like all things good were under attack. I needed a way to help. I needed a way to do more than just talk, post, like and tweet. So I showed up.
- Shane Krobisch