It has been a year. Actually let me correct that, it has been a long a** year. It is bonkers to me that we have all survived a year under this ridiculous administration, but then again, while at every turn when it felt like it couldn’t get worse, or more insane, we’ve all managed to make it. More importantly, it feels like we might be slow crawling our way to common ground. Maybe it’s just wishful thinking on my part, given that as I write this it is currently a slow news day, but I really would like to think we are going to find our way out of this mess. While an adult child is currently president, and to quote a Late Night with Seth Meyer’s joke, an insentient butter sculpture is my state senator (Ted Cruz/Zodiac), we’re just going to have to fight as hard as we can, and continue to resist. I exercised my right to resist with Jake and his mom for the second year in a row this weekend at the Women’s March that took place in Fort Worth this past Saturday!
I opted to wear mostly black to support the Time’s Up movement, and I purchased pink beanies for Jake’s mom and me from a shop (GaussHaus) on Etsy (10% of the proceeds from the purchase goes to Planned Parenthood) so we could don the official attire of the movement!
I modeled my sign after a lot of #squadgoals posts I see on Instagram, with the intent to highlight a few of my favorite feminists (Wendy Davis, Maxine Waters, Tarana Burke, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Malala Yousafzai, Anita Hill, and of course, General Leia Organa).
It was an incredibly rewarding experience to be surrounded by so many people who are frustrated, but inspired and strong enough to fight back. I’ll keep coming back as long as I have to, but I’m hopeful that we’ll see a more positive change this year for anyone and everyone that has victimized under this administration, and to continue to fight for any one person or community that has been oppressed.