Firstly, I am sure not everyone has the same misconceptions I did about Los Angeles, and I am in no way meaning to cause offense with my views. This is just a light-hearted, tongue in cheek look, at the worries I had moving from the UK to LA, and how happily I was proved wrong.
It has been incredibly hard trying to navigate the difficult, uncharted waters of the US election, as a newcomer to the country, a liberal, and a feminist. One event which helped me to realise that hope was not lost however, and that I was surrounded by like-minded people was the Downtown LA women’s march. Standing in a crowd of tens of thousands of women, men and children all protesting peacefully, and refusing to give up their long fought for rights, was empowering and humbling.
For the second time in 2016 I find myself shocked, confused and heartbroken.