I was going to write this post Monday, but I didn't, and then Manchester happened and I decided that urging people to register and to vote was somehow wrong. It's too late now if you haven't registered, but if you have please use your vote wisely, vote for policies not personalities.
These photos were taken on Sunday at the Rock The Vote All-Dayer. A drive to remind people to register, and to discuss policies. I'm acutely aware of how my friends and I are very much an echo chamber, eventually it feels like we're all patting each other on our backs for our liberal and inclusive views. This doesn't stop us from having fun though, and it doesn't stop us drinking, laughing, and enjoying each others company.
I'm not going to write so much about politics though, in the wake of Manchester it feels counter-productive (when in reality maybe now is the time to discuss politics). I'm not alone in knowing someone who has been affected personally by the atrocities.
I don't really have much else to say, I'm so thankful for friends, family, a boyfriend who loves me and pussycats that cuddle into me when everything feels wrong. This is a gentle reminder to love your friends, to look after yourself and to vote, because I do believe together we can change things.