Hi everyone! Someone once said “A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everyone else.” Although I didn’t attend the big Women’s March in Washington D.C. or Austin, I attended the Boundless Across Borders/El Paso’s Women’s March on Saturday afternoon. I had the opportunity to join 1,000 others here. More than 4 million participated in 673 marches worldwide. This was the first time I’ve ever attended a march and it was incredibly empowering. Why did I decide to march?
Because I want women to have access to free birth control, the right to choose a legal abortion procedure without any questions being asked (a person should have the right to choose what they want to do with their body) and the right to earn the same salary as a man. I want immigrants and minority populations to be treated like the human beings they are. The LGBTQ community deserves to continue having the same rights as straight couples. They deserve to continue getting married and sharing insurance benefits through an employer if they choose to do so. If you read my post on Saturday, you know I’m against Trump being the 45th president of the U.S. for many reasons. This is another reason why I chose to march. If you missed the post, you can check it out right here. Progress always requires a lot of time and dedication. It obviously isn’t something that happens overnight. Even though there’s still a lot of work to be done, huge worldwide marches are an excellent start!
P.S. Thank you to those who inspired me to attend this historical event 🙂
First photo from Pinterest.