Actress and activist Lena Dunham, who stumped for Hillary Clinton during the presidential campaign, said Donald Trump’s surprising win gave her hives and left her “frozen.”
I woke up on Election Day like a bride: rosy, thrilled, a little controlling about just how MY perfect day would be spent. After working on the Clinton campaign for 18 months, I was ready to celebrate..” she wrote in an essay posted on her web site. “I smugly selected a baby-blue sweater with a not-so-subtle p**** motif and headed to vote with my boyfriend, smiling at the elderly socialists on my block like it was Sesame Street.”
She headed to the Javits Center in New York, ready to hail Clinton’s victory.
“At a certain point it became clear something had gone horribly wrong. Celebrants’ faces turned. The modeling had been incorrect,” she wrote. “Watching the numbers in Florida, I touched my face and realized I was crying. ‘Can we please go home?’ I said to my boyfriend. I could tell he was having trouble breathing, and I could feel my chin breaking into hives.”
Trump opponents, she wrote, have “been radicalized and therefore we’ve been deputized” to speak out against his policies and initiatives.
“So no, the work isn’t done,” she wrote. “It is only beginning. We will stun ourselves with what we are capable of.”