There was zero question that I was joining my fellow women and supporters to partake in the women’s march on the 21st of January. But what really blew me away was the amount of people joining me. There are over 600 women's marches worldwide, and it proves that this is not about Trump, but human rights.
I really started to think about the question... why I march. On this humbling day celebrating Martin Luther King Jr., who had a dream of equality. He reminded us of the foundation our nation was built on; though sometimes we let it slip from our memory. I had to voice why I thought it is important for me (just one girl) to march.
As I step forward on the streets of Park City I want to keep in mind and remember how Martin Luther King Jr. marched. He did not march with violence or malice. No, instead he brought together a nation in peace, even when the rest of the world wanted to give an eye for an eye. Coined best in his most historic speech, “In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline.”
To make a change we need a force, an army of passion. No fight for freedom and civil rights has ever been won by a single person. There is power in the masses. “We cannot walk alone. And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead.” (MLK)
This march is a way to spread positivity from one woman to another, as everyone connects. Giving us a chance to come together in our communities and show that we stand united. Showing the younger generations that change takes action and setting an example that you should always stand for what is right.
I march to lift each other up in support, take pride in the high road. This march is not about Trump… we stand together for human rights and as Michelle Obama said it best, “When they go low we go high.” Together let’s go high and demonstrate our freedom, human rights, and show that in this country our greatest strength is in our unity.
I march for a chance to join together, celebrate our differences and show that being unique is something to be proud of, something to stand up for and celebrate. It is a way to spread positivity from one woman to another and show we are ready to take action. Show the power we hold when we stand together in unity. I am taking a stand for what is right. I march for a better tomorrow.