The Women’s March
Unless you have been living under a rock for the last week, you have heard about the Women’s March. What started as a grassroots movement, ended up with 408 marches in the U.S. and 168 in 81 other countries. When I first started thinking about writing about the march, I began looking around to see what friends and family were saying. I saw great things posted from those who marched, about how empowered they felt, and what an amazing experience it was. I also saw many people stating that they didn’t understand the march, after all don’t women in this country know how lucky they are?
Why did women march?
This got me thinking. There were marches in other countries, if we are so fortunate here, why were other countries standing behind us? Didn’t they see how much better we, as women in America, have it then they do? As I thought about this I realized that maybe it is the fact that American women are more fortunate when it comes to rights that gives women in other countries hope, as they dream to someday have the freedom that we do have.
As long as we are fighting to move forward, there is hope for them to also. Every step back is more than just a step back for us, it is a step back for women everywhere. Every great step that we have taken forward in this county has stated because someone stood up and said I am not going to take this. This is why I have decided to talk to some of those who marched, not just in this country, but, some of the brave women who marched around the world. I want them to share in their own words the reasons they decided to march. If you marched and want to share why you did please tell me in the comments below.