‘If You’re Going to Hurt Me, At Least Know My Name’

A year ago, Ana Maria Archila confronted Jeff Flake in an elevator just when it seemed like everything was lost. It wasn’t.

I had been doing this form of protest for a long time, and I hadn’t come in contact with a senator yet. It’s really hard to find them in the hallways. It’s hard to find senators anywhere.

Even though they confirmed Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, they were not able to suppress the demand from women to be seen, to be listened to, and to be part of a democracy.

Author of God Land. Columnist for the Cedar Rapids Gazette. The book Belabored is forthcoming from Bold Type Books in August of 2020.

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