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Not-So-Secret Facebook Group Restoring Hillary Supporters’ Faith in Humanity

Not-So-Secret Facebook Group Restoring Hillary Supporters' Faith in Humanity
Illustration by 15-year-old Abby White

By Joanna McClanahan of Ramblin’ Mama

This year has been the most tumultuous election year I can remember. There has been so much hypocrisy and hatemongering that it seems more and more appealing to lock ourselves away in an underground bunker and wait for it to be over.

This election has been so divisive, it has literally torn relationships apart. We’ve all grown especially weary of Facebook, where political tensions seem to escalate quickly. We’ve watched our friends and family leave angry comments and share links from unreliable sources, all while stress-eating and trying to resist the urge to pull what’s left of our hair out.

But then a beacon of hope shined down from the heavens in the form of a page invitation to Pantsuit Nation. Their secret page (which is no longer secret because of a recent Mashable article, but is still invite-only in attempt to keep trolls out) is a magical place filled with people who support Hillary Clinton for president.

It’s a safe space for Hillary supporters to share personal stories without having to defend themselves from people who disagree politically. It’s a place for encouragement and hope. It’s been a reminder that people really are stronger together.

Of all the diverse testimonials (from women and men), some have made me laugh and a lot of them have made me cry, but it’s been a much-needed reminder that love conquers hate. Even when love is in the silent majority.


About the Author

Joanna McClanahan is an Editor at MockMom. She’s also a Contributor at Sammiches & Psych Meds and has been published on Scary Mommy. You can find more from her on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.