LOCAL VOICES: My letter to President Donald Trump
Mr. President: ‘I fear for my life as an American, for my career, rights, freedom, for women, Millennials, middle class, working class’ By KYN FELLOWS Hello, [Mr. President]. I want to start by saying I humbly appreciate
Mr. President: ‘I fear for my life as an American, for my career, rights, freedom, for women, Millennials, middle class, working class’
By KYN FELLOWS
Hello, [Mr. President]. I want to start by saying I humbly appreciate you taking the time to listen to someone who feels voiceless in the future of Americas legal and political decisions. This letter is not just speaking for myself, but on behalf of everything and everyone I collectively represent throughout the United States.
I am a 26-year-old African-American woman living in Los Angeles who grew up in a working-class family filled with impacting experiences and limitations that people in urban society endure every single day. I can only attest to being directly affected, whether good or bad, by the decisions of former presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and, you, Mr. Trump.
What I have learned throughout the past three presidencies, and the current one is that America is not just a business and the land of opportunity, it’s also a melting pot of multiple demographics, cultures, beliefs, ethnicities, and real people with real struggles. It’s a place of love, equality, unity, hope for acceptance, and prosperity outside of capitalism and financial success.
Today, I fear for my life as an American. I fear for the livelihood of my career, my rights, my freedom, women, Millennials, middle class, working class, domestic and international individuals in despairing societies, and everything else lessening the ease of achieving true peace as citizens. The chain of effects that prohibit the average American from experiencing the American Dream is a sad reality but the existing reality nonetheless. The radical and belligerent energy felt by citizens across the nation from you, Mr. President has impacted the part of America that feels as though their passionate voices have fallen on deaf ears.
The purpose of this letter is to encourage you to embrace the American democratic perspective along with the Republican perspective and find a middle ground between both political parties with people and societies, like me, in mind. I also write you to encourage the consistency of the expressive and concerned citizens of the United States of America. It will aid in making a change, creating uplifting communities, opportunities, guidance programs, and financial assistance for those of limited possibility.
I treasure being in a country where I can do or say what I want when I want. When our government leaders start having a perspective on America as nothing more than capitalism, we lose sight of the prominence that we strive for and long to achieve.
I hope this letter reaches the right hands to impact and make a positive difference on current legal and political situations being made on behalf of America as a whole. My Millennial generation and the unborn are the future of America and the longer you turn a deaf ear to us, Mr. President, the harder it will be for you to gain our support and truly make America, not great again, but greater than it already is.
God bless you.
Kyn Fellows earned a bachelor of arts degree in communications from New York’s Pace University in 2012. Currently living and working in Los Angeles, she grew up in Inglewood, Calif.