Il y a six mois, nous étions des centaines de milliers dans les rues de Washington Des millions de personnes ont pris part à des actions en solidarité avec les femmes des États-Unis partout sur la planète. @katina____ #womensmarchonwashington#alutacontinua#keeponfighting
six months ago today & i'm still a nasty woman who won't calm down until i don't go through every day hearing not only headlines about rights stripped from the people & the land of our nation, but even microagressions from people near & dear to me about how women should dress & look or how you're not racist because you have a friend / significant other who is a person of color or another boring gender stereotype or any other bullshit myth fed to you by an oppressive system that you are too privileged to ever really question. keep learning, keep talking, keep listening, & keep marching, because that was just the beginning.
6 months ago today, these wonderful, inspiring, courageous, loving, Jesus seeking, and spontaneous women & I joined others in participating in the #womensmarchonwashington . Now, we serve together at camp, showing children who God is & impacting them as best as we can. I am grateful to have people in my life who encourage me in all aspects but who are also brave enough to fight for what they believe in. But yeah, these two are some of the best there are. I love them, like an obscene amount. Thank you for realizing there is still a fight to be fought.
Six months ago, over a million women, men and children of all ages and backgrounds marched in Washington DC. Millions more marched in every city across America, and in cities big and small around the world. Our political and social life has been such a non-stop sucker punch every minute since then that we haven't had enough time to properly process this amazing moment in history. One day your grandchildren will ask you what this day was like, so remember it well and write it down. Remember how people across the world, led by women, banded together in solidarity and resistance against fascism, bigotry, sexism, racism, xenophobia, homophobia, islamophobia, and climate-change denial. We reject all of those things. We marched for women's health and safety, children's health, safety and education, and for the planet. We marched for those things to be accessible to all human beings, and we did so peacefully, cleanly, and joyously. I have never been in such a big crowd in my life, have never seen a crowd so respectful and collaborative. There were small girls hanging from trees leading chants and songs. There were people wearing knit caps, knitted by women all over the world. A friend of mine from Alaska with a newborn knitted caps that I shared with friends and strangers on the train to D.C., and another friend from Canada sent me caps for the same purpose. Strangers hugged and bonded, took photos with one another. Why is this day important? Because there has never been so large an international protest in history. This day six months ago shows us beyond any doubt that if we want to organize, we can. If President Trump won't lead, we will (borrowing from Al Gore's words), and the women's march shows that we can. Don't give up and don't forget what amazing things we have already accomplished.
Me as a sign.
6 months ago we marched. 6 months ago we promised to fight this administration at every turn. 6 months ago we joined together and showed how powerful we can be. We won't stop. #resist#womensmarchonwashington
6 months ago I marched alongside a group of strong women (and men) and my daughter as we told Washington that we need things to change. A lot of people responded by saying that marches don't do anything or that it's great that I went to this, but it can't stop there. What else are you going to do? My response was creating this website. This blog. This community. I'm only one person but if I can use this platform and my voice to string together the voices and stories of my fellow women and mothers to spark conversation and make a difference in how we view Motherhood and maternal care in the country (and around the world) then that's what I'm going to aim to do. I want to talk about postpartum mood disorders and how we can work to support those suffering instead of ignoring them or blaming them. I want to talk about the lack of maternity leave here and how that impacts our mental and physical health and our relationship with our babies and partners. I want to talk about the shaming that goes on to mothers who don't breastfeed because they've had less than a month to regulate their supply before being thrust back into work with no proper place or time to pump without shame or ridicule. The shaming of women who formula feed because it's their body and their choice. I want to talk about providing safe places for women to decide when and if they want to start a family. I want to talk about access to birth control and feminine hygiene products. This is my response. This is my small way of making a change. Sharing stories and opening eyes. @womensmarch #womensmarch#womensmarchonwashington#stopcensoringmotherhood#empoweringwomen#empoweredbirthproject#motherhood#motherhoodtabutiful#motherhoodrising#tribedmama
6 months ago, my mom, sister, and I marched with hundreds of thousands of people at the Women's March on Washington and it showed me why the saying "women's rights are human rights" exists. The march wasn't just for women, it was for people. Black people, brown people, LGB people, trans/gnc people, latinx people, immigrants, refugees, muslim people, disabled people, poor people, unemployed people, people who need healthcare, people who plan to be parents or *not* to be parents. Every single person there was marching for a different reason because the issues of our women are the issues of our people. // these are some videos and pictures of the march along with some of my art that the march inspired. // #womensmarch#womensmarchonwashington#6monthssincewomensmarch