On Saturday, January 19, I participated in my third Women’s March despite the controversies surrounding this year’s event. For me, the women’s march is a beautiful opportunity to come together with friends - old and new - to support important issues like gender and racial justice and to hold politicians and the president accountable. In organizing and speaking out, I hope we empower others to do the same.
I know there’s so much more I can do and so much more for me to learn. Each march is a reminder of this. Each march shows me what so many women and people are fighting for. Each march urges me to take action.
We’re only human, and we innately desire a life that allow us freedom to choose. Freedom to marry who we want, regardless of our orientation, freedom to walk outside without fear or intimidation of our ethnic or racial identity, and freedom for women to make one of the most personal and difficult decisions in their life.
I march so that I have a voice in the America that I have grown up to know: inclusive, diverse, imperfect but welcoming.