Beth Petricoin: I really wanted to go to D.C. today for the march, but my husband has some health issues and he feels uncomfortable being alone for too long. I suggested to him that I might join the local march in the city nearest our Pennsylvania home, but even that 3 hour time of being alone was daunting to him. So, If I can join via the disability march, as a caregiver who cannot leave her beloved alone, then I’m hoping to make my voice heard here. Thank you for giving a platform for those who are unable to physically attend marches taking place around the globe, but who stand with our sisters in solidarity from home.
Anonymous: I can’t divulge my medical conditions/illnesses/hidden disability/multiple conditions which include emotional side effects etc. that just one condition has caused etc. because I work in a Right to Work State whereby I could be “let go” or downsized (a glorified way of saying I could lose my job, be laid off or fired) at their will—-OR if I am not fired (as I have been blessed to not yet been let go, but things are not good where I work now so I live in acute fear right now that I will be let go), I will NEVER be promoted and have never been promoted for the past nearly 10 years that I have lived and worked full time in Florida.
HolLynn D’Lil: I attended the Women’s March in San Francisco (100,000) in the rain! The organizers had a space for PWD in the front and provided rain gear, even lunch! Had arrangement for PWD to ride in the march, except wheelchair because trolleys not accessible, but wheelchair mobile PWD traveled behind so not lost in crowd. However, I got lost in crowd, got totally soaked, and had a fantastic time. I’m so proud to be part of the movement. PWD leaders need to pressure organizers to have PWD speakers at rallies.
M. Smith: I have seen a lot of press about the Woman’s March (01/21). Sorry that I could not attend, but had talked to some friends who did who said it was tremendous.
And eventhough I could not be there in body know my sisters (and attending brothers) that I am with you in spirit and look forward to working with you all to keep hope alive. In peace and “nastiness.”
Monica Thompson: Thank you for all of you putting your time and effort into this for those of us that cant march!
Virginia Benade Belveal: I wish to participate in the virtual version of the Women’s March, because I am female, old (91 yrs.), and also mildly congntively impaired and cannot march even here in Cleveland. I have long been a feminist. I also realized long ago that I am even more a humanist than simply a feminist, for menfolk also need help and awareness or how their gender damages and limits them.