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Katrina is a realistic and passionate optimist focused on actively challenging the way others think about themselves, others, and their world.  She has a Master's degree in Speech Language Pathology, is a certified Adult & Kid's Yoga Instructor,  and founder of Bagus Kids, a child focused company inspired to create fun, mindful products for children.  Katrina is an avid world traveler and do-gooder working for causes in children's education and the environment. You can follow her humorous, personal reflection on Life, Dating, Feminism & Political Social Change here at  Breathe, Smile, Listen 

"Vote Trump!"..."Wait What?"

"Vote Trump!"..."Wait What?"

Warning -cursing (science has proven benefits of cursing. I'm sorry mom.)

In what seems to be just my luck lately I ended up at a Trump supporter debate. A girl I hadn’t seen in a very long time invited me to watch the debate at a friend of her new boyfriend’s house. Since I don’t have TV I thought why not. 

I show up to a beautiful mansion. I am greeted by a well dressed, attractive guy that I quickly get a creepy vibe from. He wastes no time and says, “So those remarks about ‘girls’ must of felt bad huh?” “Yeah” I said, “They are pretty bad. “ 

(Maybe I misjudged him. Maybe he’s not creepy. Don’t be so judgey Katrina) 

Then raising his glass to me, he says, “Can’t wait to see him debate tonight. Vote Trump! Yeah!” “Wait. What?” I said, completely confused. 

(Oh shit. So that previous comment about women was patronizing. Why didn’t I catch that? The way he said “girls” was so evident. Don’t be too obvious Katrina but scan the room. Oh fuck me, they are everywhere.)

“Oh” he said, seeming just as confused. “So you aren’t voting for Trump?” “No” I reply simply. 

(I’m like a bunny in a cage of Foxes. If I move or say anything too loud I think they will attack. Just be cool. Breathe. Smile. Listen. Listening is always better than talking in these situations right.)

He looked shocked and said, “ But he will make America Great again!” Another one shows up next to him praising Trump. I‘m slightly listening hearing laughs of “locker room talk”  and then another one joins. 

(Ahhhh shit they are multiplying. Just breath Katrina . Breath. Smile. Listen. This is a great opportunity to listen and learn how these fucking dirtbags can vote for this misogynist
racist disgusting pig. Opps that wasn’t a nice thought. Start over. Breathe Smile Listen to what these creepy dirtbags have to say. Fuck I did it again. You can do this. Keep trying. ) 

“How’s he going to do that?” I ask.

( I know I’ll just throw my wine on him and make a run for it. No that’s not productive. Just Breath, Smile, Listen.)

They start attacking Bill Clinton’s Presidency so I say, “I was 11 when he was president so lets just stick to the question. I’d love to know how Trump is going to make America Great again?”

“ Hillary is a liar and …….” another one joins . The list of attacks go on and on. 

(Opps I’m not listening again. Are they seriously still talking about Hillary? But he still hasn’t answered my question. Stay in blue zone. Just stay in blue zone. You can do it Katrina. What does Michelle say? Get high and punch them low. haha. No that's definitely not it. They go low then you get high? no that's not it either. Okay so  just acknowledge I'm not in blue zone anymore. Just Breathe Smile and...Screw this)

Saved by the bell. The debate started. Trump walked on stage and they all cheered. 

(Oh fuck)

With their backs turned to face the TV I made my escape. 

I watched a beautiful sunset and went home.  
I did NOT learn how Trump will make America great again.
I did learn I might need this chart on me at all times. 😹😹
And God has a sense of humor.

Racism 101

Racism 101