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HuffPo Publishes ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Moving Forward in Spite of Election Grief’

The Huffington Post’s Emma Gray is out with six lessons for Hillary Clinton supporters “to keep in mind when moving from mourning to action” in the wake of last week’s election.

Here are a few of those “actionable guidelines for how to move forward,” which Gray gathered while attending Glamour’s annual Women of the Year Awards and summit:

Find small moments of joy and share them with those you love.

For those who feel real grief in the wake of last Tuesday, it can be hard to take pleasure in anything. But as Tracee Ellis Ross pointed out: “We must continue dancing together, even if that means showing the world that sometimes I need alcohol to find my inner rhythm.” With liberty, dance parties and justice for all.

Understand your privilege ― and use that privilege in the service of others.

The way the fallout of this election impacts you is determined in many ways by your identity. Whatever kind of privilege you may have, whether it’s based on your gender identity, your skin color, your socioeconomic status, your religion or your sexual orientation, it’s vital to understand how that privilege impacts your life and shapes your blind spots. Once you see and check that privilege you can do two things: listen to those who do not share your privilege and amplify their voices.

Stand with other women, because we are stronger together.

“When more women want the right to control our bodies, we are the wall,” [Lena] Dunham said during the same panel. “Women have the skills, the power, and the passion to protect each other.”

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