On the Saturday of January 21st of 2017 a revolution began, known as the Women’s March. This women/feminist revolution specifically occurred the day that Donald Trump was inaugurated into office as the new president. Women activists decided to take a stand against Trump’s misogynist, racist, homophobic, egoistic, inequality evil agenda by marching throughout the country and protesting in numerous cities about the upcoming four years.
Now it is January 20th, 2018, a year after Trump has become inaugurated as president and many are here marching against Trump and his administration, fighting for human rights that have been impacted within this past year. I was given the opportunity to march with my fellow people against Trump’s agenda and his administration. I marched to the polls on January 20th, 2018 in my beautiful home city of Chicago. As an intersectional feminist it was a remarkable experience that I will never forget. Personally to me what’s real amazing is how over 300,000 people came out to the Women’s March in Chicago to protest, march, and unite.
Yesterday I marched for the inequalities that women, people of color, immigrants/refugees, the lgbtq+ community, the disabled, and the less fortunate face in today’s society. I also march for sexual assault survivors, for those that have been separated and deported from their families, for the earth, and those who have lost their life in 2017 from Trump’s America. I march to say that these marginalized groups are important and that they matter. Become an intersectional feminist, be an activist, be someone who protests what you want to change, and lastly vote because your vote matters. Remember that we can, we have, and we will demand change. The future is female and 2018 will be the year we come back!
“Change only happens when ordinary people get involved, get engaged, and come together to Demand It.” – Barack Obama
Much love from Ariana: a badass intersectional feminist!