Group of 4 marchers

Kim Hall Why I Am Joining The March: As a woman, I march to be a light and to let my own light shine. As a sister, I march for all of us who know that our value is in how well we take care of each other – not how much we take for ourselves. As a mother, I…

Jen

Why I Am Joining The March: I’m joining the disability march because I will NOT be silenced by fear. Just because I can’t be out protesting on the streets of D.C. doesn’t mean I’ll sit quietly behind closed doors and let legislation against women and the disabled pass. I’m standing with my sisters worldwide to show…

Medora

Why I Am Joining The March: As a non-binary person who lives every day with the effects of depression, PTSD, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, ADHD, panic disorder, dyslexia, disordered eating, and mild psychosis, I find it so important to have spaces available for people with disabilities to participate in and enact change for our current political system….

Susan Hicks 

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…

Kathy

Why I Am Joining The March: I believe in women’s reproductive rights. I believe in every child’s right to an excellent free education. I believe that income inequality needs to be addressed. I believe that the rights of the LGBT need to be protected. I believe that immigration makes us stronger. I believe that people with…

Melinda

Why I Am Joining The March: I am a disabled woman, living with progressive MS.  I fear for my country and most especially for minority groups, including the disabled, under the current administration.  I march in absentia with my service dog, Pizazz!, to support women around the country who are standing up to be heard.  We…

Anne Wayman

Why I Am Joining The March: I was so glad to find the disability march! I have enough COPD that walking any distance is really a chore. And I really wanted to participate because this is a huge historic event. (Imagine a paper pussy hat please.) It blows me away that we’re still arguing over contraceptive…

Ruth Smith 

Why I Am Joining The March: I am socialist and feminist who fully supports BME and LGBTQ communities. I also have ME and whilst I cannot march physically my heart and spirit will be. I strongly feel President Trump’s misogynistic, bigoted and racist attitudes pose a real threat to all that I believe in. Collectively we…

Beth W

I am joining the disability march for multiple reasons, but primarily I choose to march this way because I must use a wheelchair and live in chronic pain making physically marching impossible. I want to march because I’m disabled and our new president has no respect or empathy for the disabled community. I march because…

Sheri C

Why I’m joining:  I have an autoimmune disorder with two major symptoms being fatigue and pain.  I am a woman who has experienced the devastating impacts of toxic masculinity first hand, along with a number of people I hold dear.  I can’t not protest a president who was elected on a platform of racism, Islamophobia,…

Sharon Calcutt Cheadle

I’m joining the march because sisterhood and solidarity can’t be swept under the carpet, especially not now. I lecture theatre, am mother to Elliott and wife to Justin, daughter of Enid and granddaughter of Brenda. I march for all of us. ((This is brilliant- thank you)) Xxx

Helen Moffett

 Why I Am Joining The March: I’ve just been cleared for driving and exercising post-hysterectomy, but a long drive followed by a march (in my home city of Cape Town) — probably not prudent for me just yet. Because I’m South African, I know how easily evil can be normalized. And how necessary peaceful protest is….