I am an activist and a student. I can’t attend the march because my beautiful puppy chewed my glasses, so no driving for me for awhile. I am protesting this intolerable assault on American democratic ideals and our principles of fairness and equality. This was my first election ever, and as a young mentally-ill, queer, non-binary person of color, I had a lot riding on the line. Hillary was, and is, the president I needed and the hope I had in America’s promise. I will fight the usurpers until my last breath, or theirs.