I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical about going to the Women’s March. I wanted to attend because I come from a protesting family and I always fight for what I want or need and will fight for others. But I wasn’t impressed that there were nothing but white women organizing this event. They don’t represent me and history, specifically this last election, has shown that white women will choose whiteness over anything else (I’m talking to the 53% of you who proved that point with your vote for the Clown). It wasn’t until WOC joined in that I began to feel comfortable. Mind you, I normally don’t care about being in a crowd of white since I work in the corporate world. But I wanted to make sure that my voice and concerns were being heard along with the rest.
When I got off the subway at Grand Central, the sea of people there was mind-boggling. Yes, there were a ton of white women (and men, surprisingly). But I also saw Black, Asian, Latina and other women of color holding signs, chanting, waving flags and wearing “Pussy grabs back” shirts. The vibe was one of inclusion. Will that vibe last? Who knows? And to expect everything to magically change overnight is foolish. But I am glad I went to the march. I am glad that I got to see what REAL inclusion looks like when we all work together to fight injustice. This world would be a true nirvana if we could keep it going.
Did you go to a march in your city? Your country? Were you hesitant? Hopeful? Tell me about your experience in the comments. Share some photos. And let’s keep it going!!
You can donate to the any of the following to do your part if you can’t get out there and march. Or choose your own cause and support it any way you can. You may think it doesn’t help, but it DOES.
RESIST!! RISE UP!! FIGHT!!