What Now

EIC Nancy Miller addresses our political reality, plus the need to engage more, and freak out less.

On November 8, at 10:00 a.m., I voted for the first female president of the United States. By 10 p.m. that night, I was crying myself to sleep. Then I cried myself awake. Confusion, frustration, apoplexy—you know the emotional loop by now. This wasn’t supposed to happen. But you can only suspend disbelief for so long. Donald Trump is our new president. And we need to figure out how to exist in this reality.

GOOD has always been about looking to the future—finding solutions in the face of an imperfect world. In that spirit, we set out to create an issue providing for other people what we sought for ourselves: understanding, guidance, and inspi­ration to maintain the progress that’s been made during the past 10 years. Maybe even enhance it.

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