Stop Telling Me to Stay in My Lane. There Are No Lanes Anymore.

I was doing a radio spot a few weeks ago and the interviewer noted that my blog and my Twitter feed had become increasingly political in recent months. I laughed and noted that the same was true for nearly everyone I knew. Over the course of a year, I went from tweeting things like this:

THIS IS A PHOTO OF A LEMUR WITH A CUPCAKE.

I AM GOING TO BE SCREAMING IN ALL CAPS FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE NOW. https://t.co/5Kc4OTI1hl

— Geraldine (@everywhereist) March 8, 2016

To this:

Has anyone tried convincing the Republican party that the earth is an unborn fetus?

— Geraldine (@everywhereist) June 2, 2017

After November, I watched as comedians and travel writers and marketers and people with no professional ties to the political world began to make their views known. Instead of using Twitter to make customer service complaints,

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