I’m sorry for the second post of the day, but it’s a big day here. New Orleans has just sworn in Latoya Cantrell, our first female mayor (in a 300 year old city) and now, the three biggest cities in Louisiana are all run by black women mayors. And they’re run by women who are NOT part of the elite; these are not your typical politicians born into a wealthy family, with an inevitable Ivy League degrees and the money to spend years in underpaid prestige positions, for whom a political position is a way to wield power. These are women who know of what they speak and work to fix. I strongly urge you to read the article which details some of their amazing stories and how they got to where they are.
They give me hope. Even here in the deep South where that’s often thin on the vine. I’m trying not to tear up at work.