So, there are still so many people dissecting and criticizing and pondering over what happened on 1/21/17 in Washington, D.C. and around the country. What we DO know, is that millions of women throughout the world marched together, either against President Donald Trump, or for justice for all people. I got in touch with Sara and Mallory, a mother and daughter who went together to D.C. Mallory is a 17 year old Senior in High School, and Sara is a recording artist amongst other things (www.saraquah.com). I also talked with Stephanie (ESL Teacher), Amber (social justice advocate), and Monica (Labor and Delivery Nurse) about their experiences.
The conversations were flowing, and what becomes clear is that there were many different reasons why women (and men) went to D.C. Instead of letting those on the far right or the far left determine the meaning of the Women's March, take 25 minutes and let 5 women who were actually there tell you what it was all about. Let's call it a way of listening and making peace across lines of cultural and political difference.