what can I do?


What can I do?

“We meet on Sunday’s to learn the landscape and figure this out together.”

Are we overreacting? I mean, how bad can it get?

“We don’t know. It’s going to be an either/or situation. Either we’re over-stressing or we didn’t take this seriously enough.”

But this is 2016, they can’t just take our freedom.

“Yes, they can. Immigrants will be sent back to their countries, abortions will be illegal, a wall will be built. Racism is already growing, this country is in uproar.”

But, he looks harmless. I feel like his bark is louder than his bite.

“Sure, but the people he’s selected in his cabinet, they are the scary motherfuckers.”

What about the rest of government? Won’t they stop him?

“Republicans are the House majority, a lot of this stuff is likely to pass because we don’t have a fighting chance against their majority.”

What can I do? I’m only one person.

“We need to think of ourselves as a Unit. If there’s a march we march it, if there’s a petition we sign it, if we can share something on social media we do it, if there’s someone to bug in our district, we bug them.”

[A sigh] My plate is already full, to take something else on is tough right now.

“You have no choice. Whether you choose to acknowledge it now or later, this will affect your life. It will affect your businesses, your lifestlyle, your money, your relationships, your future. You can’t run from it.”

[A sigh] Ugh. How did we get here?

“None of us believed he could win, none of us took him seriously and that’s why we’re here.”


Author: pizzaslices

Liza is an actor and co-creator of Subway Token Films, a film production company that captures Street Level Miracles through films. That is, moments in our lives when the story as we know it stops, the lens is pulled back and something more expansive is revealed to us. Liza has won awards and audiences alike for her portrayals of the immigrant story on stage and film. She lives in New York City and Los Angeles with her partner, actor Felix Solis.