Resilience and self-care are always big topics for group discussion. After the election, though, that focus has been ratcheted up a bit. I found some old t-shirts in one of the closets at the youth center that had been purchased a while back but never used, so I made these iron-on t-shirts for youth who wanted one. Making them felt sacramental – cutting out the lightning bolts, ironing each one to the shirt, handing it to the youth one at a time. It felt good to know that they could go out into the world wearing something that was made with care for them – something that would encourage them to see their strength and beauty, no matter what the world may toss their way. It’s a bit naive, perhaps, but I know I feel pretty awesome wearing one.