WHY I MARCH
The countdown to this weekend is on and I'm currently packing while watching the rain slam against our window, wondering it we are going to spend Saturday soaking wet.... but also knowing that even if we are, it will be fully worth it.
I've already talked about Women's March a bit on Instagram, so I'll let you read that here. But I wanted to elaborate a little bit. Instead of going to DC where the major march is, I decided to go back up to SF so that I could march in solidarity with some of my favorite women in the world. Because to me, aside from protesting the future political cabinet, this march is about two things - It's about being heard and standing up for what is right and not allowing misogyny, homophobia, racism, classism, religious or indigenous persecution, as well as intolerance and mistreatment towards people with disabilities, survivors of sexual assault to be normalized.
But it's also about coming together and finding strength in unity. It's a reminder to everyone marching and everyone in support of the march that there are others out there who feel exactly the same way - and that no matter what happens in the next 4 years, we have each other's back. And this is why I am choosing not just to march, but to march with my mom, my family, and my husband, my bestie, and a handful of women who basically watched me grow up. It's finding our own strength in each other, and I couldn't be more excited.
PS if you want to join in the march but you aren't going to DC either, here is where you can find a sister march going on near you.
Who else is marching?
Photos by Nikko DeTranquilli