Ask me about my feminist agenda today…go ahead.
I woke up angry. Angry that an orange combed over troll is living in a house that is owned by us…the people. Yesterday I couldn’t bare to watch the tragedy that was taking place on every channel. It hurt to watch something you knew was wrong still happen and you had no control. It was just too much negativity for me and it didn’t help that it was everywhere. I wanted to cry, I wanted to get mad and throw things, but the urge to find hope overpowered the two. If I have learned anything, it has been to choose kindness. (thank you Jo:)
Late Morning: Depression.
I didn’t feel like getting out of bed today. I wanted to put the cover over my head and shut out the entire world. Being someone that needs to work a full-time job in order to pay the bills, I had a blessing in disguise to get away from the madness. It’s a relief to just get to work and not think about anything accept what is in front of you. It wasn’t until I saw the TV in the breakroom, that everything changed.
Two words here. WOMEN’S MARCH. I watched new’s coverage from the morning when I work up. It was cool to see people arriving and some of the speeches that were going on. But by no means did I expect the march to be that large in Washington. But the news was reporting that the marches were taking place internationally. Paris, London, Berlin, Sydney, and even Antartica! This wasn’t just a nation standing together anymore it was a world supporting its women. A coworker of mine is a huge Hilary Clinton supporter. When Hilary lost she was devastated. Mind you she is a well seasoned wise woman. It has been a little hard for her to find the glass half full lately. When I found her in the break room this afternoon I decided to sit next to her and ask how her day was. She replied, “I finally feel hope because it feels like the world is awake.” I smiled and took out my phone and showed her the videos and pictures from the marches across the world. She tried to hide it but I could see the tears in her eyes. “Incredible.” Was all she could say.
I have to admit that I got a little choked up too. To know that people are awake and coming together to do something about it. To see Berlin having signs that read, “Walls do not work.” Sydney chanted, “Women united will never be defeated.” Marches also took place in Greece, Kosovo, Georgia, The Czech Republic, Brussels, Barcelona and much more!
As I sit here now typing this out to all of you I feel inspired. I feel encouraged. More now than ever is the time to stand up for your and women’s rights. If you are not a woman than stand up for the women in your life. Your sister, your mother, your aunt. Women are powerful creatures. I wanted to share all the happiness that I got today. In this dreadful dark depression of America, there is still hope. Love not hate makes America great. Scarlett Johansen’s speech sums up perfectly what I’m feeling right now, “Donald Trump, I did not vote for you. That said I respect that you are our president – elect and I want to be able to support you. But firs I ask that you support me. Support my sister, support my mother, support my best friend and all of our girlfriends. Support the men and women here today that are anxiously awaiting to see how your next moves may drastically affect their lives.” She went on to graciously say that her daughter deserves the support and rights that Ivanka Trump got handed to her.
Not one single person was arrested today in the march on Washington. Everyone stayed safe and got a message out to start the revolution. In spite of the heaviness, my heart has felt these past months, Women’s March brings so much pride and comfort. This country was supposed to be made for the people. So, Donald I have a message you are not my president. You will never be my president. I choose to focus on the positivity and hope from the progression of this country. I will continue to put one foot in front of the other with equal pay for women, healthcare for all, the defeat of a mental illness stigma and a land where love is love is love. These next four years are going to be the most progressive and active of my life. I will not allow a misogynistic, egotistical C – class wannabe celebrity dictate my future and tell me what I can and can’t do. I am woke. I am female and our future has female in it. Whether you like it or not you are not the popular vote. You are not of the people, you are not for the people and you are for damn sure not by the people.
My birthday is right around the corner. This is the best present I could have ever asked for. More people gathered in Washington today than for the inauguration one day prior. One of the biggest movements in world history.
Peace – Equality – Justice – Freedom – Rights.
Women’s March 2017.
America’s rebellion…built on hope.