Sam Freese

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Close-up of a woman’s face. She has a pale face and brown hair peaking out from a dark hood. She has brown eyes and glasses and is smiling at the camera.

I wanted to join the Womens’ March so badly, but due to my fatigue, fibromyalgia, and migraines it just wasn’t in the cards. I nearly cried when I came across this opportunity. As a queer, disabled woman this new administration terrifies me and I want to let them know that I’m not backing down and handing over my rights without a fight.

Diagnosed at 12 with fibromyalgia, I’ve grown up with chronic pain and depression. At 15 I began discovering my queerness. And in recent years my health has been declining and I can’t even work anymore. I’m frustrated, but refuse to stop fighting.

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