Hayley Anne

I am ‘marching’ because this is a very long overdue civil rights march. I am marching to stand in solidarity with the millions of other women, POC, LGBTQ, disabled and other groups who are marginalised and fear the situation will become worse, who fear our rights will be rolled back. I am marching to say I am here, I am watching, and I will not sit down and just take it. Our struggles are real, we are not just whining. This fight is real, it is overdue, and it is important to stand up for our human rights for everyone regardless of gender, race, creed, able-bodiedness, sexuality. You are not alone. We are bigger than them. I hope that this march is just the start of more organised resistance to any rolling back of our rights. I am an aromatherapist, an activist, and was a theatre artist and voice over artist before I became disabled, but I hope with treatments I will be able to enjoy creating again someday.  I really want to march, but I have fibromyalgia and autoimmune conditions that make it risky for me to be there. I am glad I can raise my voice here in this way.

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