image by Beth Voigt

image by Beth Voigt

 

You may have seen the message above (or some variation on it) floating around the internet.  I wrote it on November 9, 2016.  The image was created by Beth Voigt.  The words and image are copyrighted and licensed under Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND).

If you want to use “I’m With You” in a classroom or school setting, please feel free!  If you want to use it for commercial purposes, that is not allowed.  If you have any questions, you can contact me.

I’m With You
I’m already pushing past the scared into angry.
If you wear a hijab, I’ll sit with you on the train.
If you’re trans, I’ll go to the bathroom with you.
If you’re a person of color, I’ll stand with you if the cops stop you.
If you’re a person with disabilities, I’ll hand you my megaphone.
If you’re an immigrant, I’ll help find you resources.
If you’re a survivor, I’ll believe you.
If you’re a refugee, I’ll make sure you’re welcome.
If you’re a veteran, I’ll take up your fight.
If you’re LGBTQ, I won’t let anybody tell you you’re broken.
If you’re a woman, I’ll make sure you get home ok.
If you’re tired, me too.
If you need a hug, I’ve got an infinite supply.
If you need me, I’ll be with you. All I ask is that you be with me, too.
I’ve got my teeth out now. I’m angry now. I’m ready to go to war with these assholes, and they’re gonna regret every stupid, terrible, racist, xenophobic, homophobic, sexist, transphobic, ableist thing they’ve ever *thought*.