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Pussy Riot Reminds Americans They Can 'Live And Create In Prison'

"You'll overcome."

Today, Americans woke up in a nation where Donald Trump ― a man open about his racism, misogyny and xenophobia ― is the president-elect.

Shortly after the surprising loss of Hillary Clinton, who many thought would become the United States’ first female president, the hashtag /twitter.com/hashtag/NotMyPresident?src=tren"}}">#HesNotMyPresident began trending across the country. Politicians, analysts and cultural icons shared their shock and anguish, too. It’s been difficult for many citizens to muster the positivity necessary to get through a trying post-Election Day.

But some pop culture figures and activists are attempting nonetheless to remind disenchanted Americans that there is hope. “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Twitter has been alight with words of encouragement. Pussy Riot ― the feminist punk rock band that saw two of its members spend 16 months in prison after staging an unauthorized protest performance in Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior ― is also here to assure us that we will overcome.

On the early hours of Nov. 9, the radical group posted the following on Twitter:

While the many women, people of color, Muslims, immigrants, parents, LGBTQ people and other marginalized groups across America are no doubt taking the time to process what a Trump presidency means for them, the words “you’ll overcome” are a needed consolation. 

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