About the same time that this post goes up, my mother and I will be making our way from Arlington into Washington DC to participate in the Women’s March. This is a unique moment in history, and I’m proud that we have the opportunity to act.
I know that it’s a special privilege that makes it possible for me to participate in the Women’s March today. I thought I would put together a handful of other ways that people can act across the country:
- Join one of over 600 marches nationwide
- Join the online Disability March
- Call your local representative – you can find all their phone numbers here
- Share posts from people at the march, and raise your own voice on social media
- Donate time or money to an organization you respect
- Plan 12 items you can do this year to support equal rights
What do you plan to do today? Share your ideas in the comments!
Links We Love
- This poster for the Women’s March is everything (and 50% of profits are split between Planned Parenthood and Running Start).
- Love love love this post on the Money Speakeasy on prepping for parenting leave!
- Re-read this piece from a few weeks back on building a powerful community of brown female voices.
- The Guardian posted a Top 10 list of books about wild women, which are all worth a read.
- Or catch this animated introduction to feminist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir