Why I Am Joining The March : My disability isn’t physical, but mental. Because of gender-based violence I have experienced throughout my life, I have an anxiety disorder that does not allow me to attend large events without having a panic attack. In a way, this is ironic: I am an example of one of the many reasons why this march is so important. It is not idealistic or radical to say that everyone — regardless of gender, sexual identity, race, ethnicity, religion, creed, physical ability, or mental capacity — should have equal rights, privileges, and protections under the law. I am marching because I will protect that truth until my dying breath.