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Womens March NYC: 40+ Unyielding Original Images From The Inspiring Day

by Nellie

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.


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.

The #WomensMarchNYC was an incredible experience and I'm sharing 40+ Awesome Images from the day! #WomensMarch Click to Tweet

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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Did you march? What was your favorite sign? How are you dealing with all the crazy?

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5 comments

CARLA January 23, 2017 - 5:06 am

This day turned my heart around.
I was so sad on friday and saturday gave me hope IF IF IF WE ALL GET OUT THERE AND WORK. More. Starting today.
xo

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Janine Huldie January 23, 2017 - 7:00 am

Thank you so much for marching and sharing all the wonderful images of love, heart and compassion from this very monumental day. Seriously, I wish I could have been there, but still seeing the images and videos have given me hope that we will continue to fight for what is right and not let the current administration away with all they want to do, as well as hold them accountable. Hugs and again thank you my friend xoxo <3

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Kimberly G January 23, 2017 - 7:26 am

I’m so glad to hear that many men were involved in the march as well! I was in Philly this weekend and my girls and I were hoping to join the march there but we couldn’t get there in time – so much traffic!

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Allie January 23, 2017 - 12:55 pm

This looks like the best day ever!!! I was home but showing my boys ALL the footage I could on FB and TV and preaching to them about what was happening and why and they were fascinated! So incredible that you could be in a city like New York and live the experience. GO NELLIE!!!!

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Tamara January 23, 2017 - 4:11 pm

Incredible photos. And.. Twitler! I’d never heard that one!!!
Cassidy and Scarlet marched. My mom did in DC!

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