On Saturday, I was honored to be a part of a the worldwide demonstrations that happened in the name of love, unity and human rights. There was no denying that this was a historic day. To have millions of people around the world, at the same time, gather together for a positive cause created an astounding and momentous day.
The feeling within the crowd at the Oakland Women's March was empowering, energizing and at the same time peaceful and respectful. There was no feeling that what was happening was going to get out of control. There was truly a feeling of solidarity and a communal desire to support peace and love and reject hatred and violence.
The Women's Marches were marches for all who feel alienated, scared and alone during this turbulent time. If you ever feel that you alone can do nothing, that you are powerless, never forget that you are at all times a part of something bigger. You matter, and when we as individuals assemble to stand for what we believe in, we return the power to the people.
Below is my favorite piece of rally art. All around the hat were photos of generations of women who came before her. Thinking about what they did for us, and what we could potentially do for future generations, really moved me. Much love to this woman!
That's me (pink hat)! Getting onto BART to get to the march was pretty crazy! Like most cities, the turnout was far higher than expected. When we arrived at the location it took an hour just to get to where the march officially started. There were thousands of people in front of us, and as we moved forward, thousands more joined behind us. All of these people went to the march. It was awe inspiring.
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