This Is What Democracy Looks Like

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“We the People! This is What Democracy Looks Like!” I can still hear it ringing in my ears.

As with so many humans around the country and world, I marched in the Women’s March on Washington yesterday. I was fortunate enough to get to attend the march in Jacksonville, FL where I had a group of several thousand people marching alongside me. I thought I would share a few of my own thoughts from the march.

 

I’ve never done anything like this before, and so I was a bit nervous as to what to expect. However, when I reached our meeting spot, I was welcomed with loving arms to friends old and new. Everyone was so respectful, peaceful, laughing.

As we chanted, “Black Lives Matter”, I see a black woman who is overcome with tears. Thousands of people chanting letting her know that we are with her. It was healing day, and a day that filled my heart – To see so much love, to see that we won’t stop until

America is Greatย 

After marching around a few blocks, taking pictures with strangers, laughing, crying, chanting, we hit the court house. We stood on the stairs and chanted together. Everyone was there for many of the same reasons, and we uplifted each other it seemed. To know that we had each others backs – men, women, white, black, or person of color, young, old, part of the LGBTQ family, Muslim, an immigrant, or anyone else who’s been discriminated against – was something our souls needed. And to know millions of people were doing the same around the world was awe inspiring.

 

If you attended a Women’s March near you what was your experience like?

 

 

 

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