Betsy

Thank you for including everyone! My daughters are marching in their hats with rainbow trim to stand for equality and inclusion for one and all. Now I feel like I can be part of this amazing event!

Elizabeth

I have arthritis and am not able to participate in either the Washington or Sacramento, CA marches, although I would LOVE TO! I am 69-years-old and was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. I am very concerned about the ACA and even Medicare and Social Security being repealed or privatized, as many people will lose their…

Knitty Biddy

If I’m having a good day, I *could* march. It would be hell…but I could. But I would pay for it, ¬†going days (or weeks) with pain, difficulty thinking, dizziness, nausea, and an exhaustion that is indescribable. These days I’m saving my energy and pacing myself for the long political battle ahead. So I’m thrilled…

Bethany O’Meara

I have an invisible disability cause by my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME) and Fibromyalgia. The post-exertion malaise from a long march and protest would be too much for my body to handle and could set off a dangerous flare up of symptoms. I’m participating virtually because I wish I could be there in person to…

Deborah McCarthy

I’ve grown up with cerebral palsy. I studied English at William Jewel College in Kansas City, Missouri and at Oxford University in Oxford, England. I have a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Miami of Ohio. I’ve dedicated my career to providing accommodations to college students as a Disability Services Director. I march because…

Katie Grooms

I am joining the Disability March as the entirety of my young adult life thus far I have spent the majority of my days seeing doctors in a desperate attempt to fight for both my physical and mental health. Throughout my journey, I have been forced to recognize sooner than many people my age, the…

Shalini Chandra

I have fibromyalgia and many other chronic pain issues, and the ACA has helped me live a semi-normal life. Without it I wouldn’t be insured and wouldn’t be able to afford my meds, therapies, surgeries or even have been diagnosed. I also require birth control to help with dysmenorrhea, and taking away my right to…

Anne

I was never a political person until this election. But now that I’ve become politically aware, there are many things I’d like to do but can’t, such as march in solidarity with my sisters. I have arthritis, bursitis, and tendinitis in most of my lower joints, plus I am clinically obese and have fibromyalgia, so…

Barbara Shapiro

Now more than ever we need to look past what divides us in order to come together and understand that what makes us different is what we need to collectively fight for. We deserve dignity, respect, and equality in every walk of life. My mother has been a life-long fighter and as we move toward…