The Way Out Is Through


At Dame Magazine, Rumpus Funny Women Editor Elissa Bassist writes with her inimitable deadpan humor and clarity on finding solace in the general population’s depression following the recent election’s alarming results. As a person who lives with clinical depression, Bassist writes that:

The way out of depression is through. Good depressives go through hell, and we do not go quietly. We hit bottom, feel it all, take it personally, question everything, get in trouble, alienate loved ones, alienate strangers, knock off politeness—all of which relates nicely to defying white nationalism. Now seems like the time to go nuts, to make a scene, to #RESIST and be the social-emotional punks that depressed people have been all along.

(And if you are looking for ways to resist, check out Elissa’s piece “Where We Go from Here.”)