“Sometimes you have to find a way to get in the way…or get in trouble…good trouble…necessary trouble.”
“Tell me why you are marching,” a friend said.
My heart is full of so many reasons. Crafting a poster is hard.
I have carried these reasons with me for a while.
This Saturday I will march
- For survivors of sexual assault silenced by misogyny
- For my Muslim brothers and sisters who worry for their safety
- For the Black Lives Matter movement
- For Diane Nash and John Lewis and their repeated, courageous ACTIONS
- For my Latina sisters and their families who are immigrants and those who have been here forever, all of us making this country great every day
- For my friends and family with pre-existing conditions, i.e., health concerns and challenges that shape their daily lives
- For my LGBTIQA friends and family whose wonderful selves, voices, and expressions must be seen and heard
- To say yes to the beautiful diversity of this country
- To say yes to the respect, civility, and grace that the Obama family embodies
- To say no to the FearMongerer in Chief
- To say no to the Republican majority, who are repealing health care and are abandoning our citizens once again
- To say no to propaganda and fake news that destroyed one of our first female candidates for President and that infects our public discourse
- For journalists out there doing the right thing every day
- Because facts matter
- Because words matter
- For democracy
For integrity, eloquence, and inspiration, please see the Women’s March Guiding Vision and Definition of Principles.