About This Women’s March…We Need To Talk + What Next?
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“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” – Audre Lorde

 

The Women’s March on Washington took place on Saturday, January 21, 2017 – a day after the Trump inauguration. And as soon as the oath was taken (about 1 minute to be exact), key elements were wiped from the official White House site pertaining to LBGTQ, civil, and women’s rights, as well as climate change…POOF…GONE! Women (and men) from all nationalities and walks of life are pissed off royally about the harmful rhetoric carried over from the campaign trail and the stripping/lack of regard for women’s rights. And the push-back was evident in the overwhelming turnout (the numbers don’t lie) – with crowds embarrassingly (and hilariously) larger than the inaugural audience.

To those who were able to make it out to the march, whether you have always been on the front lines or have just joined the movement – thank you. To all the Black women who showed up and out at the polls in November to vote for women’s equality, thank you…bigly. To those who have been protesting throughout their lives and have chosen to sit this one out and exercise self-care, we salute you.

None of us are free until we are all free.

This is only the beginning…the p*ssy hats, chants, signs and selfies were really cute and all, but there is still so much more work to be done within our communities and for some, in our very own households.

And then there’s this definition that needs to be continuously considered within the feminist movement:

Intersectionality: the interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage.

 

Check out and get your entire lives from these epic signs. This first one has gone viral and is a personal fave because…truth. *shrugs*

 

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Photo: Rachel Alemany

 

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NEXT STEPS

Ok, what next? Is everyone going to remain in formation or nah? Contact your congress members here, and let your voices be heard!

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