Grace

My picture is of my niece. She has a developmental challenge, but she has had a life of love and dignity through her own courage, the loving work and courage of her parents, and the availability of community and health services.  She is holding a quilt I made for her. We both have physical challenges,…

Kim Fallon

I am marching because when I was in college I was taught by then professor, the late Senator Paul Wellstone, the true meaning of the quote “We all do better when we all do better”.  I’m also marching because despite having several different mental illnesses and anxiety that would never allow me to be in a…

Judy-by-the-Bay

I cannot walk very far or stand for any length of time but I want to add my name to the Women’s March in Washington on January 21, 2017. I think it’s important for President Trump to know that millions of women expect, no demand, far greater respect than he’s shown us to date.

Lisa

I am participating online because I have arthritis and can’t march but am very concerned with women’s right and health car but especially climate change. We are very close to the point of no return with the damage we have caused and four years of even just no action is extremely worrisome.

Amanda Vandervort

I am joining the Disability March because I refuse to be invisible just because my illnesses are. I won’t be silent and allow my world to be changed. On top of the gold star for chronic illnesses, I run the Des Plaines Chronic Pain Group which is 70 members strong. Suffering silently with Gastroparesis, Fibromyalgia,…

Shannon Hughes

I was born with a connective tissue disorder, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, and bad legs/hips – my hips were too vertical (a.k.a. coxa valga) and my femurs were anteverted, or rotated inward. I have had to put my schooling on hold for two years to correct my leg deformities, just to keep my hips in place and…

Fight Like a Girl

I’ll stand with any woman or man who supports equal rights. I’ve been a lifelong feminist and this administration will have a hell of a time trying to squash me!! Currently I’m looking for part time work with animals and I’m getting ready to study and get my Vet Tech Certification in the next year….

Abby Reznek

I am doing the virtual march because I have autism and can not handle crowds, noise and non flushing toilets.  I am doing this because women should have equal rights for things like wages, health care, paid maternity/sick/vacation/personal leave.  People with disabilities shouldn’t have their services taken away because they need these services to function…

Don White

I am a disabled man that was hoping for a good spell and finding a handicapped assessable bus from Kentucky so my husband and I could join the march for women. But no such luck. I have two siblings that will probably die if they loose the ACA. We wanted to support all the wemon…