Today I attended my very first protest march. I brought my daughter. She needed to see that being a woman is something to be proud of. I wanted her to experience the feeling of the solidarity we all can create when we use our voices. We marched for women’s health, we marched against sexual assault, we marched for equal pay and more importantly, we marched for HUMAN rights. Today I joined my daughter, sister-in-law, niece and SIXTY THOUSAND other human beings to let our voices be heard.
There have many times throughout the day where I have found myself with tears in my eyes. While looking out over the sea of other humans and knowing we are all equal. While talking with my daughter in the car on the way home and explaining to her that her life as a girl MATTERS (why do I have to still have this talk with my child in 2016??), and I got tears in my eyes as I tuned into national news channels and seeing the millions of humans marching in solidarity and peace.
I hope you find my imagery moving and can give you a sense of what it was like to be a part of this movement.
We REFUSE to move backward. Only FORWARD.