#WhyIMarch

womens-marchThis Saturday, I’m literally stepping out of my comfort zone to make a political statement. Why now? What statement? Why the #WomensMarch in Washington D.C.?

I march because on the first day of this new administration, I declare, “We are standing up, we are mobilizing and we are moving forward toward unity, justice and equality for ALL Americans and all people everywhere.”

I march to unite with people of every gender, every sexual orientation, every color, every religion and every economic class because supporting the marginalized and vulnerable makes us all stronger.

I march to acknowledge my privilege as a white, middle-class woman and to use my social and economic advantages to dismantle the racial and gender inequalities in our criminal justice and educational systems.

I march for true and lasting social progress toward a unified, just and compassionate world for all human beings.

I march to expose and heal the rape culture that put a man who brags about sexually assaulting women into the most powerful office in the world.

I march because women deserve to live full, healthy lives, free of all forms of violence against our bodies.

I march to bask in the positive, healing energies of hundreds of thousands of other patriotic Americans, most especially two of my daughters who’ll march with me.

I march to express my love for and pride in this country and our democracy.

I march to prove that love and compassion always trumps fear and hate.

 

10 thoughts on “#WhyIMarch

  1. Amy Boyle Geisel

    My 10 year old daughter and I will march at a ‘Sister March’ on 1/21/17 up here in No.NJ. I believe this is one of the most important times in our history as a Constitutional Democracy. We must participate on the local and national levels to safeguard our Constitutional freedoms for EVERY one. Don’t just worry – watch, react, get and stay involved. Now more than ever, women matter. We will think of you Sheryl at our Sisters March and know you will march in solidarity that day in D.C. With respect and friendship, Amy

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  2. elzcassidyart

    Wonderful piece. Your words spoke to me. March proudly in DC and I’ll cover NYC. Please tell Steve that I love him too. 😏

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