Why I Am Joining The March: I am joining the disability march to be, in spirit, with my many friends who are marching in person in DC or elsewhere for a cause that is near and dear to our hearts. It is a time to make our voices heard, for respect and equality in dealings with people regardless of sex, gender identity, race, faith, and economic and health status. I am joining to lend a voice to people whose votes were suppressed and manipulated, in the face of an openly misogynist figure being sworn in as president. I am stating that women’s rights are human rights, and human rights shall not be denied. I am marching peacefully to set a precedent on how people in the US should deal with each other in the trying times we are in.
I am not physically marching, because I have Myasthenia Gravis, an auto-immune disease that makes muscles simply cease to work in times of flare-ups.