I am joining the Disability March to take my place beside all of the fierce, loving warriors who are fighting this new president and his attacks on all marginalized people. I march because healthcare, civil rights, and LGBTQIA rights are human rights. I march because I am a mother. I march because Black Lives Matter. I march for all immigrants who make this country beautiful and strong.
I have chronic migraine, autoimmune thyroid disease, and a yet to be diagnosed condition affecting my joints. I have been mostly homebound for the past several months. I am incredibly fortunate to have kept my job with good insurance due to a kind boss. No one’s life and livelihood should hinge upon such small threads.