Why I’m joining the march: I’m joining the disability march as somebody greatly affected by mental illness. I’m tired of staying quiet and being told to accept somebody so blatantly racist and hateful. Our new President has done nothing but disrespect and attack the most marginalized in our country, including but not limited to women, people of color, Muslims, immigrants, and LGBTQ+ persons. He constantly espouses xenophobic rhetoric and does little to disavow support from white supremacists. A President should not be evoking fear.
About me: I work on empowering youth to become politically and socially active.