In this unplanned special episode, Julian and Mallory react to the 2016 US presidential election and discuss its implications for polytheists and pagans. We want to begin our post-election reaction show by first reasserting Project Asterism’s fierce commitment to diversity and inclusion. Project Asterism strives to create safe and welcoming spaces, both online and off, that accept people of any race, color, belief, ethnicity, or immigration status. We reject out of hand the racist, misogynist rhetoric of the campaign waged by Mr. Trump and his supporters, and stand in opposition to hatred, intolerance, ignorance, and violence.
This week has been a traumatic one for many people, ourselves included. We are about to discuss our reactions to the results of this election and our concerns going forward; this will be an angry episode. Please, take care of yourself. If a conversation like the one we’ve described will not serve you well at this moment, please set this aside, maybe check out our episode on the ancestors which does not mention this election, and do whatever you can to find the peace you need. We love you.
- Los Angeles Times, November 13, 2016, Mark Z. Barabak and Nigel Duara – ‘We’re called redneck, ignorant, racist. That’s not true’: Trump supporters explain why they voted for him
- The New Yorker, October 10, 2016, Larissa MacFarquhar – In the Heart of Trump Country
- The National Center for Transgender Equality’s ID Documents Center
- #TransLawHelp on Twitter / @TransLawHelp on Twitter
- Million Woman March on Facebook / Vox‘s explainer on the Million Woman March
- Donate to causes you believe in: