Baena, Nicole Marin

Baena, Nicole Marin

Nicole Marin Baena

1 December 2016Comment

US activist and trainer Nicole Marin Baena on waking up on the day after the US election

I had the fortune of being far from home when the election results came in. I’d had a pretty lovely evening, getting shown by a friend around his neighbourhood in Brooklyn and then bussing over to meet my friend Daniel at the place we’d be staying for the next couple of days.

On the bus, a sweet black girl, maybe about six years old, sat next to me and talked about the new house she and her mommy were moving to, and showed me the ‘I Voted!’ sticker she’d gotten from her daddy. Two…