“Girls” creator Lena Dunham is ready to fight back. The star took to Instagram Wednesday to mark the end of her grieving period after Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election Nov. 8.
Dunham, who is Jewish, shared a quote written by Rabbi Joel Simonds. “Today marks the seventh day of grieving and sitting shivah for the loss of our country and the woman who inspired us,” the post read. “As Judaism teaches us, after days of shivah we stand up, we emerge from the dark, we do not have to accept, we do not have to move on, but we stand up!”
In the Jewish faith, followers traditionally practice shivah to mourn the dead immediately after the funeral. Dunham’s seven-day grieving period is on par with Clinton’s historic loss.
“So today we emerge from the darkness. We are taught that the righteous do not complain of the darkness but rather create light,” the quote said. “Today we begin to create light and we do so as the resistance and we fight and fight and fight for good, for love and for justice.”
Dunham’s post was liked more than 44,000 times by her 2.8 million followers. She disabled comments from her post after she was harassed by netizens.
Earlier in the week, Dunham slammed people who told her to leave the country. The “Girls” creator said she would move to Canada at the Matrix Awards in April if Trump became president. “For those demanding I move to Canada based on something I said when this man seemed like a steak salesman with a long shot at the presidency: stay busy reveling in your new regime,” she wrote Nov. 9. “I will go many places during my lifetime, surrounded by kindreds on a mission to spread justice and light. I can't wait for all of this, and for the change to come, as we use what we've been given to protect those who can't protect themselves. What are you living for?”
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