I’m joining the disability march because my mom is going to the Denver Women’s March, and I can’t go because it’s a hassle and exhausting for me with the wheelchair. I really wanted to go, but I didn’t want to bring it up because I felt it would be too much work for her, and might cost more money anyway. I use the chair to conserve energy (I have fibromyalgia), but after everything was said and done, I didn’t think even the chair could protect me from the cost to my energy the following day or days. When I learned there was an online alternative I was reminded that I had really wanted to go in the first place, and excited that now there was a way to make that feasible for me and people like me. I’m still trying to get my life in order, get a high school degree (I’m 19) and make my way towards a slightly more independent living situation, but I’m far from that goal right now. Still, I love people and feel strongly about things, I care a lot, and I want to do way more than my body often lets me. This online version is the perfect opportunity for me to show the world where I stand (or sit!) on these topics without debilitating me or those around me, so I’m really glad for this existing!