Here I am, frustrated and scared that my rights as a western woman will change. I am proud to be a citizen of the United States of America. When I heard that women across the country were coming together to stand up for human rights, I jumped right in. The women before me fought hard to be treated like equals, and I will be damned if we as a country fall backwards.
I didn’t fly to Washington D.C. like many other people. I drove to Park City, Utah during the Sundance Film Festival, to join others for a Sister March. The commute to Park City took longer than expected as we had another snow storm. But we got there and enjoyed the atmosphere.
This protest was on Main Street and had speakers including celebrity Chelsea Handler. My personal favorite was civil rights activist Dolores Huerta. She is a huge inspiration for civil rights and women, regardless of ethnicity. For me, Dolores shows women that you can stand up for what you believe in, even if you aren’t a blonde haired, blue eyed woman. I am woman, hear me roar.
Partaking in the Women’s March was a huge inspiration for me. It was wonderful to see so many people come together to support each other. Our country can easily turn to hateful rhetoric, but hopefully this movement will continue to promote positive, helpful movements for our civil rights.