Happy Fourth of July! A day to celebrate independence and freedom. To be honest I’m having a difficult time celebrating freedom today because there are people in our country locked in detention camps. It’s heartbreaking and inhumane especially in a country that claims to be “land of the free & home of the brave.” And while I am incredibly grateful for those who have fought for our freedom, it seems the social construct of America still has a ways to go in freedom and equality for everybody.
I really try to stay away from news and politics because it makes my anxiety worse, but I have been reading these recent articles about the abuse taking place at the border. Quite often it makes me feel helpless. I wish I could help the people in these terrible situations. And today I struggle to celebrate while so many are suffering in America. All this to say….as you celebrate your freedom today with a day off of work, at a BBQ, or surrounded by loved ones remember that your freedom is a privilege and not everybody has the luxury of the freedoms you have….even in America.