Girl Power

On Saturday, January 21, I joined 5 million other people worldwide for the Women’s March. In over 80 countries, on every continent, women and men marched peacefully in solidarity for women’s and LGBTQ right, health care, immigration, the environment and racial justice. Although I’ll try not to contribute overly to a political confirmation-bias echo chamber, it was an incredibly powerful movement to be a part of; Seattle alone had 175,000 attendees of all ages, nationalities and lifestyles. To march with the strong women in my life, my allies, my community and my parents gives me hope. The overwhelming feeling of love, acceptance and courage is exactly what I need right now.

Joining the crowd of families making their way to Judkins Park
Joining the crowd of families making their way to Judkins Park
Assembling at Judkins Park in the morning to listen to speeches
Assembling at Judkins Park in the morning to listen to speeches
Moving from Judkins Park down Jackson Street into the International District
Moving from Judkins Park down Jackson Street into the International District
 I was in the first hour of the march, because volunteers quickly ran out of stickers to measure attendance - and I got a sticker
I was in the first hour of the march, because volunteers quickly ran out of stickers to measure attendance – and I got a sticker
At Rainier Avenue, looking back at the people still coming down Jackson Street
At Rainier Avenue, looking back at the people still coming down Jackson Street
Turning onto Fourth Avenue and heading downtown
Turning onto Fourth Avenue and heading downtown

Fallopians, my favorite book of the Bible
Fallopians, my favorite book of the Bible
If you're against gay marriage, don't get gay married. Live and let live.
Be excellent to each other.
The Women's March ended at Fisher Plaza at the Seattle Center
The Women’s March ended at Fisher Plaza at the Seattle Center

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