Holding Space For Community In The Face Of The Unimaginable
by Wil Fisher - Executive Director
In the wake of the shocking election results, now, more than ever, is a time for us to come together as a community to grieve, heal, support one another, and prepare for what may come. At a community heart circle on Saturday night we sat around a tower of candles flickering with hope and bringing light into the darkness. We spoke what was present in our hearts. We cried, we sang, we grieved, and we called each other to action. We called each other to fight back with love and compassion, and to stay strong and support one another through these challenging times.
It is quite possible that the LGBTQ community may come under attack. These attacks may come from bullies emboldened by the example of our new president elect. The attacks could also come directly from our new government, and we may lose some of our rights and protections. But one thing is certain about our community- we are resilient. We have struggled and fought and survived through so many trying times, and we will persevere through whatever lies ahead in this seemingly dark moment of history.
Easton Mountain is a shelter from the storm. We are a safe place for members of the LGBTQ community to come escape the challenges of the outside world. We are a space for healing, grounding, peace and community. In the post-election storm we’re currently in, and the possible one that seems looming on the horizon, please know that we are here for you. When you need to feel safe, supported, and loved, we will welcome you home. We will welcome you to sit in the circle with us and stare at the tower of candles flickering with hope and bringing light into the darkness.