Once upon a time there was hope.
Hope for the environment and hope for elephants and cows and salmon. Hope for trans women, who are a particularly targeted minority, and hope for all people, CIS, or not, queer, straight and/or all orientations. Hope for justice, hope for peace, hope for enough prosperity for people in California and Greece and Nigeria, and China. And Gaza City and Mexico City. And in your house and in your hometown. Hope for books and hope for learning. Hope for presidents, preachers, and sex workers. And health care workers, particularly first responders and paramedics. Hope for kids of all ages. Hope for all creative people making whatever it is they make in the direction of the good.