If you follow me across all the platforms, you’ll see where I am most outspoken, and where I chose my stance more carefully so as not to alienate or further divide us based on our views regarding issues mostly outside our control.
You’ll also know, especially via Twitter, that I tune myself into what goes on in the world, especially in regards to crimes against humanity. My writing forced me to take a position. Things such as Native rights, refugees and immigrants, an entire school of girls kidnapped that no one seemed able to save, and then now, with all that’s going on in the US.
In half a day of being officially president, civil rights, climate change, LGBT rights, and Native American Affairs have vanished from the White House website. How much more needs to vanish before everyone realizes that we’re in danger?
Anyway, I woke up this morning and ironically, have to turn to Facebook to get my global news. And seriously, this is the most astounding and hopeful thing I’ve ever seen. Friends and family in Chicago are laughing about the trains and busses full of women heading to the local Women’s march. Pictures and videos of planes headed to D.C. also full of women, and the men who love and respect us. There are no words, but lots and lots of emotion. Former boss in Denver shared pictures of the extremely long line of women waiting for public busses to take them to their downtown March. Even Mother Nature’s on our side. It rained on his parade yesterday, but she’s out shining for us today.
Women in Scotland, and New Zealand also standing with us. Cities such as Sydney, Berlin, London, Paris and Cape Town.
But not really. They’re standing for themselves, as this is a global issue.
I am my sister’s keeper.
I’m every woman.
I’m proudly a ‘nasty woman’.
2 thoughts on “Today, January 21st 2017”
I have been amazed and encouraged by the photos of marches from around the world. Seeing the solidarity across the country and the globe is wonderful.
Isn’t it?! I truly regret not going. The protests of the last year had me very nervous, and I do not like being in crowds. Or stuck in crowds. And had no one to go with. The best sign I’ve seen, though, was along the lines of the whole ordeal being so great, that even introverts came out !