I was in a natural state of shock after President Twitler was voted into office. I didn’t know what to do with myself really, the anxiety steadily rose with every new headline and cabinet nomination. I wrote about how afraid I was as a mother of brown boys. Said a sad goodbye to my president. I tried to get used to the new normal.
When I heard about the Women’s March, I was hesitant. Did I want to go out there? Everything seemed so hopeless and doomed. Yet, I felt the pull–something within me that told me that not only did I need to be there, I need to document the event for those who could not march.
I left around noon and even though I knew the crowds would be insane, I was still super shocked by the trains that were FILLED to the brim with people, signs, pussy hats–faces determined and ready to go.
I exited Grand Central Terminal to chants, upbeat music, roaring crowds and a very strong feeling of purpose.
The signs, were unreal. So good. So creative. And so…..true.
I met up with my bff and we marched. We yelled. We made small talk with the women around us. We ignored the persistent nip in the air and pushed forward for blocks and blocks.
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Many men were also present. I realized pretty quickly that the Women’s March NYC wasn’t about the women at all, it was about everyone. All people. Marching against hate, misogyny, women’s rights and everything else that this administration represents.
It was so far from a hostile environment, in fact the march was everything opposite of the current administration. It was love, concern–women and men linking arms literally and figuratively to say we have a voice, a really strong voice that WILL be heard. Today and for the next four years.
Friends, the doom and gloom is heavy. Every single day we hear about something else that is close to us being threatened or ripped away. Be sure to self care, not get into silly arguments with trolls, and respect everyone’s opinion. More than all of that–stay informed. Know the facts. Fake news is on BOTH SIDES and the thing that makes fake news so dangerous is that it can actually happen.
I am so happy that I attended. It is a day I will tell my grandchildren about.
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