I'm going to preface this with, I didn't march I had to work (I'm also not the best writer so bare with me, please.) I would have love to have been marching with the hundreds of thousands in DC, and in solidarity with the millions of women and men who took to the streets across the world. What were the reasons for marching exactly? Well here's the curious thing and to borrow from Jay-Z... for 99 problems, and choice is just one.
The reasons to march are infinite, I know this because I asked, I asked A LOT of people. I asked these people because after logging on to social media and reading the attacks that focused on only ONE issue I just had to know why everyone else marched, because choice wasn't mine. All of the people are strangers to each other, but some how weaved back to me. In the mere hours of me asking I am incredibly moved by all of the answers which they have graciously allow me to use for this piece. For this I am forever grateful.
The question asked was "Why did you March?"
Question Refresh: "WHY DID YOU MARCH"
I asked a Woman who Marched in a Deeply RED STATE
And finally I asked MEN WHY THEY MARCHED
I'm overwhelmed by all the responses of these incredible people. Even though I wasn't physically there on Saturday and mere blocks away I never felt like I wasn't. When I started asking the question people asked me back. Again, I didn't march but I'm going to answer why I would have and why I will continue to carry with me through this administration and beyond.
Look you can take my views and chalk up them up however you want, but I ask you to be mindful and respectful of those who graciously shared because if you understood this article correctly, you know that it was about representing many of the problems WE as a nation have and are facing every single day.
All the best,
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