British author J.K Rowling has been very vocal about the US presidential election. She has compared Donald Trump to the evil characters in the Harry Potter series and nicknamed him a “giant orange Twitter egg”.
So it’s fair to say she was incredibly disappointed with the election outcome. But even though she was upset about Donald Trump’s election win, she has offered some amazing words of wisdom for how we can deal with a Trump presidency.
On Twitter, she said that we must stand up to the “bullies” who are targeting minorities.
She said it would be easy to ignore the hate and let the bullies run amok, but we must challenge racism, misogyny and hatred no matter how hard it is.
The most memorable tweet of the night came when one of her followers asked how we move forward here. Rowling’s response was motivating:
We stand together. We stick up for the vulnerable. We challenge bigots. We don't let hate speech become normalised. We hold the line. https://t.co/ro9AkRSc9Q
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 9, 2016
I completely agree with J.K Rowling’s wisdom. For those of you who are privileged, we must fight back to protect the safety of marginalized people.