We Make America Great is a direct fuck-you to Donald Trump. It is a collection in response to Election Day’s grim results. The world is terrifying right now. Our lives, as well as the lives of our families, friends, and neighbors, are in immediate danger. The physical representation of white supremacy has just been elected President of the United States. We Make America Great is in immediate resistance to that.
We want this space to provide hope and to inspire dissent. We want this space to be a duality: love despite hate. This feature will celebrate the people and communities that built the American Dream and continuously fight for space within it. Communities of color, the LGBTQIA+ community, the immigrant community, the disabled community, lower-income communities and on and on. Our immigrant mothers. Our queer best friends. Our Muslim neighbors. The undocumented. Those fighting to protect water in North Dakota. This space praises and treasures all that Donald Trump and his supporters do not.
We are devoted to the destruction of the dangerous, violent rhetoric spouted by the supporters of Donald Trump. Already, there have been documented hate crimes enacted in Trump's name. If nothing else, this election made the current state of this nation very clear.. The American Ideal never existed but our anger does. The fight against oppressive systems is impossible until it is not. The fight for equality and justice is impossible until it is not.
We Make America Great will accept submissions until November 30th. We will be accepting submissions of poetry, prose, visual art, as well as audio and video/film submissions.