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Our guide to eating your feelings after the election

Adriana Velez is Food Editor for SheKnows. She spent her formative years in Brooklyn, which pretty much explains everything about her. She now lives somewhere else and has discovered life after kale and kombucha. She's written for Civil ...

Some of us are eating our feelings right now, and y'all just need to give us some space

Some of you are happy. That's just suuuuper duper. A lot of us are hurting right now, though. Like, 81 percent of non-white women like me, for example. And yesterday, when I woke up, groggy with grief and shock, all I wanted was to do was dive face-first into a big chocolate cake and wipe my tears away with the frosting.

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Some of us are eating our feelings right now, and y'all just need to give us some space
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Unfortunately, there was no chocolate cake waiting in my apartment.

Some of us are eating our feelings right now, and y'all just need to give us some space
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Not even some doughnuts.

Some of us are eating our feelings right now, and y'all just need to give us some space
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I made do with what I could find around my apartment... once I dragged myself out of bed.

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Some of us are eating our feelings right now, and y'all just need to give us some space
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So, then I go on Facebook and one of my so-called "friends" is going:

Some of us are eating our feelings right now, and y'all just need to give us some space
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And I'm like:

Some of us are eating our feelings right now, and y'all just need to give us some space
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You know what? NO. I am not wallowing anymore.

Some of us are eating our feelings right now, and y'all just need to give us some space
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I gotta get back into fighting shape. Let's get some bone broth, turmeric and hemp seeds. Let's have some red meat. This is how I'm eating my feelings now.

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Some of us are eating our feelings right now, and y'all just need to give us some space
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Let's get in formation!

Some of us are eating our feelings right now, and y'all just need to give us some space
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Maybe you're not ready to join me yet, but when you are, I am definitely sharing my resilience smoothie with you.

Some of us are eating our feelings right now, and y'all just need to give us some space
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