After Donald Trump was elected President I was upset. Just about anyone who believes in basic human rights was. I was angry and wanted to do something about it. A man who has publicly voiced his opinions against women, African Americans, Muslims, the LGBTQ community, Mexicans, and disabled people multiple times was about to be our President. I wasn't going to just sit back and let us move backwards instead of forwards.
A few days later, I found a Facebook event for the Women's March on Seattle which was standing in solidarity with the Women's March on D.C. This march was an opportunity for anyone who believed in women's rights/is against the new administration to stand up and take action. So I called on my liberal feminist partner in crime, Megan, and we knew we had to go.
On January 21,2017 (the day of the march) we put on our Feminist gear and we were on our way. I was excited and scared. Whenever you do something like this there is always some risk. A large group of people together voicing their political opinions can be dangerous, but luckily it was a completely peaceful demonstration.
Upon our arrival in Seattle, we were greeted by groups of people with signs and pink "pussy hats", so we were getting pretty pumped. When we got to Judkins Park we were taken aback by the sea of signs, pink hats, and enthusiastic people of all genders, sexualities, races, religions, and backgrounds. As I looked out at the crowd I thought to myself, "This is America, this is what we are fighting for." I wasn't just there because I thought it would look good on Instagram or because it's what everyone was doing, I went because I believe in equality and the importance of just being a good person. Nobody should feel suppressed or discriminated against, and the truth should not be covered with lies.