Why I March


Yesterday, I participated in the Women’s March Sacramento. This was my second year participating and it is hard to express how empowering and uplifting it is to participate.

When I’m marching, in addition to reading the creative signs of others, I like to reflect on why it is important for me to participate.

I march because I am a woman.

I march because I am a woman of color.

I march because I am a mother.

I march because I am the mother of a brown child.

I march because I will one day have to have “the talk” with my child. Not about sex, but about how to navigate the world as a black man and hopefully be safe.

I march because black lives matter.

I march because my ancestors come from “shithole countries,” brought here as slaves against their will.

I march because I also have ancestors who were also native to this land and had it stolen from them.

I march because I identify as a member of the LGBTQIA community.

I march because I believe in science.

I march because I want healthcare and education for all.

I march because I belive in basic human rights for all.

I march because I believe in checking your privilege.

I march because I love seeing the signs of my allies.

I march because I hope those signs are more than just words.

I march because even thought some put “all lives matter” on their signs, I hope for their positive intent and that they will one day come to understand the importance of why we need to say ‘black lives matter’ in this moment.

I march because I hope to see all you nice white people doing the right thing when you see injustices in the world; like right now.

I am thankful, humbled, and privileged to have the opportunity to participate and share this with some of my favorite people.  Here are few shots of the day.

Hahaha 😉

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