There is so much to say about my Women’s March on Washington experience. I want to share my story. I want to share the global impact of this movement. I want to tell you what it was like to spend 8 hours with over 1 million marchers. I want to capture it perfectly for you.
But I cannot.
It was so big and so impactful, I can’t find all the words. And you know I’m not one to be at a loss for words…
Because I’m still feeling totally overwhelmed by the magnitude of this event a week later, I asked a few of my March friends to help me explain what it was like to March on Washington.
Listen in to hear the most memorable moments of the day from 4 of my friends – and some of the raddest women I know.
Listen in to hear how the logistics of the day played out, from getting off a red eye, to not peeing all day, to marching with Macklemore, to making friends with Trump supporters.
Then keep listening.
Hear about the haters I’ve encountered this week – the comments and conversations I saw online, and continue to see:
“I don’t really get it. Women already have the same rights as men.”
“I don’t see how this movement is helping anything.”
“From the news coverage, I just saw a lot of angry women who didn’t have a unifying theme/message. It didn’t even make sense.”
“I know a lot of really successful women. No one’s holding women back.”
I’ll tell you what I told the haters – and hopefully you’ll find it useful information that you can share with any haters you encounter.
From where I sit, I see the largest movement of global solidarity ever. I see action. I see power. I see hope.
**Special thanks and huge hugs to my friends Dana, Beth, Angela and Christine who shared their March perspectives in this episode. And thanks to Angela for letting me march with your sign.**
I will not normalize the behavior of this president.
6 year old Sophie Cruz’s speech on YouTube
My March pics on The SMA Facebook page