I know it’s Saturday and it’s not the Amazon wardrobe post that I said would be next, but I need to get this out.
This blog is about new things I’ve done in quarantine. Last night and today, I am mourning the death of a Supreme Court justice for the first time ever. One of the women I have idolized has taken her last breath as of September 18, 2020.
Justice Ginsburg wrenched opened doors for women in the workforce that were supposed to lock us out. She studied law and made her mark with the American Civil Liberties Union by cofounding the Women’s Rights Project. She was the second female justice in U.S. history to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States, and she was never shy about speaking up when she disagreed with a court decision. (Read some of her dissenting opinions. You can find SCOTUS opinions at their website.) She refused to retire even when she lost her husband, battled cancer and found herself in the hospital multiple times.
My heart is heavy. The fear and terror I feel with her passing is real. I am so grateful for all the time she gave us and I hope we can proudly live out her legacy by ensuring the most vulnerable minorities among us are treated equally.
Thank you, Justice Ginsburg. Thank you, thank you, thank you.