Well, today is the day. There are a lot of thoughts going through my head as the Electoral College moved to officially elect our next President. I feel fear, shame, anger, grief. Today is no better than Election Day. It hurts all over again. In light of that, us folks here at Somewhat Daily News would like to fill your feed with stories of good, and so today, that’s what we’re going to do!
Bana Alabed and her brothers have been rescued/evacuated from Eastern Aleppo! She’s the little girl who has been tweeting about the daily atrocities being committed in the City. There are still many left in the war-zone, fighting for their lives, but I find comfort that these children were able to escape and I hope one day they can return to their country to rebuild what is left.
A Theater Company created a sensory-friendly production of A Christmas Carol. Leave it to the theater to be inclusive to all! I am familiar with theaters making accommodations to those in the hearing impaired community, and for people who have limited mobility, creating room for them in the theater, but creating a show to help those with sensory disorders, this is brand new to me and I love it! I hope that more theater companies do this! Theater should be a place for everyone.
After a British MP tried to block a domestic violence bill, people are now donating to Women’s Charities. Sure, domestic violence is a bad thing, and blocking the passage of the Istanbul Convention (which aims to tackle violence against women in a multitude of ways) ain’t great either. But the response has been a surge in donations to domestic violence charities such as Refuge and Nia (click the links to donate yourself).
A Marine with PTSD got a puppy and it’s basically what I would look like if I got a puppy for Christmas.
Now, if you want any more, this is a good place to start. We’ll go back to the real news tomorrow. But for today, let’s just enjoy non-political news and be happy!