January 21, 2017 - I marched alongside of 25,000 in proximity, and millions in spirit. I marched for the marginalized. For those fighting for basic human rights and for those fighting against systemic injustices. For fair treatment, education, healthcare, and opportunities for all people.
What I hope you will absorb in these photos is the variation of causes for which people are marching. Notice the diversity in race, age, and gender. I hope you will see the smiles on some faces, and the looks of determination on others. And somehow, I hope the love, kindness, compassion, empathy, courage, and peace that I witnessed this weekend can somehow transcend on the interwebs.
It was powerful. It was beautiful. And it really doesn't stop here. The first step towards change is listening. And we all need to do more of that. <3
"We stand together recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us. -- We work peacefully recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all."
Besides listening and seeking to understand people who are different than you (which is most definitely step 1), you can also continue making a difference to the issues that are pertinent to you by following along at the website below. Silence is not action. <3 ❤✌🏼