Kate

White woman with brown hair lying down in background with sleeping ginger cat in foreground.
White woman with brown hair lying down in background with sleeping ginger cat in foreground.

I march so that those upholding patriarchy and white supremacy in the laws or in their hearts hear me: YOU CANNOT AND WILL NOT WIN.

Chronic illness has radically shifted the experience and course of my life.  Nothing has been left untouched: my friendships, my marriage, my mental health, my hopes for children, my finances, my sense of agency in the world.  “Disabled” always meant my beloved brother with autism, an intellectual disability, and bipolar II.  I have come to see that it also includes me.  Not being able to attend the march is heartbreaking and yet listening to and honoring my body is a privilege.  Thank you, precious body, for carrying all that you do.  May we all continue to march in the ways that we can.

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