I was moved as I listened and watched AOC talk about the January 6th attack on the Capitol. She was in the Capitol that day, of course, and felt in danger for her life. AOC created a video wherein she talks about that day and how it felt. She also shares with us that she is the survivor of sexual assault, but yet says anyone who experienced trauma would understand the terror, and the horrific reverberations of that day. She explains the painful words of many (mostly) white Republican men in the Senate who say, “just move on,” as if one can move on so easily from trauma. It’s not possible.
We have been abused by a president for four years, and the violent events of January sixth represented when the verbal abuse of that man rose to violent abuse. We as a country were struck.
I wanted to draw AOC to honor her strength.
Here is my live drawing video of the drawing above.