"United we stand. Equality for All"
Today we came together as women, as mothers, as daughters and as people to show our commitment to equality.
As a women, going to the march was an easy choice for me. One of the most poignant parts of the day for me was the passion my husband has for women to be treated equally and with respect. It was really important to him to take our son to the march to show him the importance of being vocal to things that are important to him. It is one of the most beautiful parts of being an American...the notion that you are free to express yourself.
Being a part of millions of people around the world, and one of 750,000 in LA who rallied for equality and women's rights today was an incredible experience. One we will never forget
Thank you for inspiring me @ryancrownholm@ariannaafsar .
At the #Seattle#WomensMarch today, I had the privilege to march alongside resilient #women in peaceful protest for their voices and for their lives - with over 120,000 other souls. So, I listened.
I listened to #AsianWomen who explained of their uphill climb to achieve #equitableequality. I listened to #BlackWomen who were frustrated they had to march for racial and gender #equality. I listened to women of experience who could not believe they are having to march again. And I listened to #immigrant women who marched to be visible.
I also listened to #men, folkx of the #LGBTQ community who marched in #solidarity for issues that directly affect women, but also directly and indirectly affect them. I listened to folx of quality who support equality. Because today was about #awareness, #inclusion and a #revolution to fight for women's rights. A fight for #humanrights.
Had a "Ah moment" today on the word "Inclusion". Diversity is being invited to the party; BUT inclusion is being asked to dance. I know for sure I am completely invisible at work and somehow I've become accustomed to it. This is horrible & unacceptable in my opinion! If we really honestly want to move forward as a nation and world, we MUST be open to equality, diversity & inclusion. I've been fortunate to have a few dear friends that provide love, support and inclusive environments. I am deeply fortunate. However, for 2017 I have determined to "check myself" before I reck myself by ensuring I am fairly treating people with deep respect. The Buddhist check points for self-improvements are: 1. Am I being Magnanimous 2. Am I praying for my parents happiness 3. Am I restraining from my self centered from small selfish desires 4. Am I careful not to waste time #womensmarchonwashington#equalityforeveryone#whyimarch#sgiusa#inclusion#diversity#unity