Jessica Imber

Why I’m marching: I’m marching because even though my body is riddled with pain and exhaustion, my voice is still strong, and I want to be able to exercise it to ensure that all of our rights continue to be protected. I want our country to continue to move forward, not fall back, as I…

barak adé soleil

as a queer disabled person of color, I believe it is critical to be present in all the ways we can at this march. to create a larger discourse on the issues that are already impacting our communities….to move with others in solidarity as we make apparent our concerns. with love. with compassion. with tenacity….

Melissa

I was so excited about joining the March in Chicago. I felt compelled to participate because (among SO MANY other reasons) it is inconceivable to me that we made a man who brags about sexual assault our president. This afternoon when I got home from work, my ankles were more swollen than they have ever…

Patrick

I’m Patrick. I have Spinal Muscular Atrophy. I use a ventilator and I use Augmentative and Alternative Communication to speak. I believe it is important for our government, and especially our President, to remember and to protect the rights and well-being of all people. We all have the right to be safe from harm and…

Laura

This is a portrait of me done by my son, who has autism. He’s 14, and pretty self sufficient, but marching in a large crowd is not possible for us. My other, older son is transgendered, so I am marching for both of them, but also for myself, my husband, my friends in the arts…

Angeline

I am underage and my father is disabled. He has to walk with the aid of a cane or walker everywhere he goes. My family could not travel to D.C. Without him because he needs our help with daily activities.

Kris K.

I am very queer. I am nonbinary transgender. I have a functioning uterus. I stand in solidarity with Muslim and Jewish Americans, People of Color, the undocumented, and other immigrants. I will not stand for sexism, racism, and xenophobia. I am a pansexual quoiromantic androgyne. My pronouns are ze/hir or they/them. I am mentally ill…

Cindy

Diagnosed with M.S. in 2004. Mother of 5. Unable to work as a result of my M.S. because managing my M.S. is a full-time job 24/7. My biggest reason for participating in this march is because I am appalled by Trump mocking a disabled reporter!

Becki Smith

This is Becki Smith, I’m 40 years old and live in Yorktown, Indiana. I am completely disabled due to a disease called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. I’ve had 4 knee replacements and they have all failed. I am marching because women, disabled women, should be treated equally. Disabled women are looked down on, when they should be…