Womens March 2017

I marched for those who could not march.  For your and my children’s future and voice.  I marched for equality, resistance and PRESENCE.

Picture by: @MayorofLA

In Los Angeles there were 750,000 people that came out to march and stand side by side.  We brought our children, family, friends, pets and we marched.  It was a magical energy that was electrified with love, purpose and some with anger of the injustice we continue to witness, and we marched….

There was peace and there was strength.Many media outlets barely covered this massive movement with very little input to the actual estimates.  We marched and shared pictures, video and words infiltrating social media regardless of the lack of news coverage.

I joined with my children and marched with other Mothers and their babies.  When I saw this particular Mom my eyes watered by the intensity of her stare and the power of her presence.  We’ve been fighting for equality for decades, dare I say centuries?!  The demand for EQUALITY emanates from every fiber and glad I captured it in this very moment to remind me to keep strong and help move forward.

As one that has taken this latest political change to heart it at times felt as if I was joined by a few while I shared my tears and pain with those around me.  I felt alone when I would read heartless comments telling those of us that cried injustice to “stop wining.” No matter how much factual information I shared and the reality that the “people” did NOT elect this leader or the fact that all those appointed are NOT qualified to lead our Nation! The Electoral College robbed us – the “people“- of our voice.

Pictures Contributed By: Ana Flores and Emily Cristales

We didn’t go quietly and as the laws continue to regulate the bodies of us women – we screamed louder and the momentum built.  Together we organized across the Nation, and the World, in unity our voices came together and finally heard!  Even when there was very little to no news coverage in many cities; bloggers, activists and anyone with a cell phone brought this movement in the forefront of social media.

Photo by: Ana Flores

We FOUND OUR VOICE in UNITY, PRESENCE and ACTION.

Our ROAR can no longer be ignored and just knowing that my sisters and brothers are as upset as I, gives me HOPE for our future.  The Magic and force we shared in this one synchronized event involving MILLIONS of souls young and old is proof of the movement we have become and continue to be.

What’s next?  We NEED to keep the momentum going as the laws are still being changed and progress is being reversed.  Take the next steps with the “10 Actions In 100 Days” campaign.  <<<CLICK HERE>>>

Tell me about your experience, whether you took part in the March or supported us from home or work.  It is in our stories that we can keep the magic alive to bring change in these coming 4 years.

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3 Comments

  1. Mike
    January 23, 2017 / 12:54 am

    Wow… so powerful. I am happy and proud to see this and to hear that you marched along with your kids. You know, for a while, I wasn’t sure how we’re going to make it the next 4 years, based on how our country has changed over the last few months. But after seeing your post, I have a greater hope that we will make it through okay. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    • January 23, 2017 / 12:59 am

      Thank you! I’m glad you found peace and strength just as I did. May we continue to strive for change and a better 4years.

      • Mike
        January 23, 2017 / 3:39 am

        Absolutely! I think it will all work out. We’ll just keep striving to do our best and support one another.

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