Reflecting on The Women’s March

I raise up my voice not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard

I wanted to share today some beautiful photos my dear friend Audrey Froggatt took of the Women’s March on NYC.  Although I was unable to attend due to a prior commitment, I have been so inspired by the stories and photos posted all over social media.

The real beauty of the event was that so many different causes inspired women to march, drawing in women from all walks of life.  Below is a meditation Audrey wrote reflecting her own experience.  It’s simple, yet poignant and powerful and I hope it inspires you.

5th Avenue Women's March on NYC

I march for you
I march for me

I march for love
I march for those not yet free

It is my right
It is my hope
This is my fight
This is how I cope

I fight for one love
I fight for a woman’s choice

I fight for healthcare
I fight for those without a voice

It is my right
It is my hope
This is my fight
This is how I cope

I march for the violated
I march for the poor

I march for black lives matter
I march for those being shown the door

This is our right
This is our hope
This is our fight
This is how we continue to cope

Family at Women's March on NYC

My Body My Coice

Build Bridges not Walls

Not OK Sign

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Little Girl at Women's March

Women's March on NYC

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Black Lives Matter Women's March on NYC

Marching is just the first step.  It’s important to keep the momentum going and advocate for the causes we believe in.  If you’re looking for somewhere to start, two great organizations focused on evoking change through action are 10 Actions / 100 Days and Daily Action.

If you have any stories or thoughts you’d like to share surrounding this past weekend’s events please feel free to leave a comment below or shoot me an email at christine@madame-ostrich.com.  I’m always happy to hear from you!

Be excellent to each other,

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Photos and poem by Audrey Froggatt.

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