“Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe that you must become its soul.” – Coretta Scott King
Hope is the women in my life. The women make Live FAST what it is, the women who create initiatives in their own communities, the women who remind me that we are stronger together. Dear friends, my only wish for you is to find solace, peace, and acceptance amongst your female friends and allies. As we move into uncertain times and face the pervasive misogyny that threatens us, we must embrace one another as we brace ourselves.
Hope is women organizing together. Hope is the Women’s March on Washington. A response the 2016 election cycles horrendous finale, the Women’s March on Washington’s aims to “send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights.” Open to all, regardless of identity, the march is a moment that sets out to unify the communities of all human rights defenders.
A homage to the 1963’s March on Washington, the march is to be inclusive of all, focusing on the classic definition of feminism. Taking place on Saturday, January 21st in Washington D.C., the march acts as a safe place to engage in action and be amongst allies during Donald Trump’s first day in office. If you live out-of-state and can’t swing the last minute trip, check in with your community to see if there is a march happening in your town that you can participate in. You can locate a sister march here.
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