Kiera in Madera

A statement about why you are joining the disability march (300 words or less) As a woman with degenerative osteoarthritis and knee and ankle injuries, I cannot physically march. However, I know that we are all stronger together so I send my words where my legs cannot go. Women must stand strong and advocate for…

Sarah Shepherd

  I’m virtually marching in solidarity and intersectionality with all those on the margins who risk more oppression and exclusion under the Trump regime. I’m a woman in Toronto, Canada, whose ability to live out my passion for justice has been diminished but not extinguished by with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.

Edie

I was born & raised in Chicago. I believe strongly in equality for all people regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation. I believe in unions, voting rights for all Americans & the words on the Statue of Liberty, “Give me your tired, your poor…” I was a single mother & raised two children that…

Laura Sutta

I am joining the women’s march because I am very concerned that the new trump  administration does not respect our constitution, our bill of rights and the rule of law. The rule of law in our society is crucial and disregarding the law (e.g.  No one stopping  a president with enormous conflicts of interest, having a…

Ann Schubert

For solidarity. I’m a feminist, woman, on disability, in powerchair, American-Indian, aged 57 and am gay. I’m a survivor of two left pontine (or the primal part of the) brain hemorrhages (not stroke, but close) since 1991.

Amy

I am joining the disability march because I am outraged and terrified, and physically incapable of attending a physical protest to express said outrage and terror. I have no intention of hanging around idly while my country goes places in a handbasket. I’m a disabled queer female academic in Tennessee. I have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Postural…

Ivy

Even from my bed, I am resisting! I was an active disability advocate for my kids for a long time before chronic illness caught up with me. I may not be strong enough to march outside in the cold all day, but I am strong enough to join the fight for American rights.

Ria Saxon

I am joining the disAbility March to increase the awareness that disAbility Rights are Civil Rights & it’s not okay for us to continue to be overlooked & pushed aside & moved to the end of the agenda or taken off all together. I am a black woman with a disAbility, a minority, an elementary…

Missy Case

My name is Missy Case & I am a 38 year old woman from Illinois. I have been on disability for 6 years. My disability is related to serious mental illnesses. The reason that I am marching is for everyone who lives with serious mental illness everyday. Whether or not they are on disability &…