It Is Tough to Process the Last Four Years

When the inauguration was underway last week, I admittedly was not as exuberant as my peers were, and I was beyond disappointed about it. There was nothing — not the gorgeous coats, wonderful performances, or historic swearing-in — that could make my spirit soar. Sure, I was relieved that Donald Trump would not be in office for the next four years, but I was depleted by the sheer cruelty that he and the rest of administration unleashed upon this country.

Morgan Jerkins is the Senior Editor at ZORA and a New York Times bestselling author. Her debut novel, “Caul Baby,” will be published by Harper in April 2021.

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