I am not a protestor. I am not someone who marches in the streets. Until this year, I thought physical protests just weren't for me. I prefer other methods, writing, speaking, the simple act of being well educated and successful. For any member of society who belongs to an oppressed group (people of color, women)to be well educated and successful is an act of protest itself. In my lifetime, I haven't had anything make me feel passionate enough to stand up and march in the streets.
Until now. I am marching on Washington on January 21st.
Why is this Important to me?
I can best tell you why this is important to me by showing you through what I've dedicated the last year of my life to, building TheFemaleCondition.com.
I march because women's rights are human rights and human rights are women's rights. Because female sexuality is our own and not something to be ashamed of. Because no woman should be paid less for the same job as a man because she is a woman. Because sexual assault against women must end. Because women are deserving of genuine praise for a job well done. Because women are strong and capable. Because I am fully committed to empower women for all of my days. Because I won’t normalize Trump. Want to know more about the Womens March on Washington? Read the Women's March on Washington's full mission here.
We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families - recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.
I won’t take for granted what the women before me did for me and when it's time to make history, I won't be seated or silent.