Less than 24 hours after Trump’s inauguration, one of the largest and most impactful protests in history unified millions of people all over the world. Women, men, children, and even four-legged companions marched forward in peaceful solidarity to continue to fight for equality and make their voices heard.
I’m proud to say that I was one among these millions, who became part of a transcendental movement. A movement that, to me, was about more than politics. It was about accepting that, if our country’s leader has no intention of representing my basic human rights and rights for all people, than I would stand up to represent these rights alongside millions of others who fight for them every single day.
Thank you to each and every individual who marched or supported those marching yesterday and all of those whose creative signs brought a smile the millions watching.
“I raise up my voice—not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard…we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.” ―Malala Yousafzai
Even some adorable pups took part…
“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” —Madeleine Albright
Photo: Bryan Telfer