Lindsay Arnold received her first Daytime Emmys nomination in the Outstanding Younger Performer category but she can’t help but feel that the day was tainted by current affairs in the U.S.
The actor reflected on her feelings and decided to share “some thoughts I had about the very conflicting emotions I felt this past Friday” on social media.
Let’s take a look at the heartfelt message Lindsay Arnold shared with her 17,600 Instagram followers.
Days’ Lindsay Arnold felt “conflicting emotions” at Emmys
Arnold started off by explaining how grateful she was for her nomination, “I feel so grateful to be honored in this way by my industry,” the actress captioned her Instagram, “but at the same time, I can’t help but think of the loss we’ve had in our country today. I can’t help but feel weighed down at the reality that women are facing, as we yet again fight for the right to our own autonomy.”
Interestingly, Arnold related the current event back to her character, Allie Horton, and said it allowed her to “explore the strength within Allie.” Whilst she notes feeling “weighed down” by the news, she also explained that “through it, I found the strength within myself.
The actor is a strong, independent woman and insists that she will “always fight for women, both on and off-screen,” she then shared her hopes for Allie’s future storyline, “and I hope we continue to explore the nuances in stories such as mine.”
Lindsay Arnold’s heartfelt message which was scribbled down on her notes app, screenshot then shared on her Emmys Instagram dump was met with praise. Her castmates and fans were quick to comment on her passage, with one user writing that it was “so well said.” Among her co-stars in the comments were Raven Bowens (Chanel) who wrote “Most gorgeous woman in the world”, Lucas Adams (ex-Tripp) also shared multiple queen crown emojis, Brandon Barash (Jake) wrote, “The last slide” followed by the praising emoji, Martha Madison (Belle) who exclaimed she had “Radiant beauty inside and out” and Victoria Konefal (Ciara) who said “You are sunshine and grace. In love with you forever angel.”
US Supreme Court ends constitutional right to abortion
In the wake of the US supreme court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade, many people have decided to speak out about their feelings concerning the legal events of the past week. Following the Supreme Court’s 6-3 ruling, individual states now have the power to pass their own laws surrounding abortion.
Before the decision, abortions had been legal in the US for nearly 50 years, giving people the protected autonomy to choose what to do with their bodies.
Several states have already banned the procedure following the decision last Friday. States with pre-Roe laws or trigger bans prohibiting abortion include: Idaho, North Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, South Dakota, Michigan, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Arizona, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Georgia and Texas.