Yesterday was the Women’s March and it was amazing. My husband and I took our two 7-year-olds to the march in Chicago. There was an estimated crowd of over 250,000 bodies: women, men, trans, gay, straight, large, small, old, young, and everything in between. The march was officially ‘canceled’ because there were too many people peaceably assembled to even move through the streets.
I don’t know about you, but after the election, I felt really hopeless and helpless. But now I know that, across the country, there are over 3 million people that felt strongly enough about correcting the direction our country seems to be heading to come out and have their voices heard. I am feeling more empowered than ever.
That is why I’m starting a new blog. I’m calling it BeTheChangeMom.com. We all know that wonderful quote from Mahatma Gandhi: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Well, it’s time to stop quoting and time to start being.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” –Mahatma Gandhi
“It’s time to stop quoting and time to start being.” –Me
This is an attempt to try to overcome the feelings of powerlessness and oppression that I’ve felt not only since the election, but also since becoming a mom.
I will be sharing info on women’s rights issues and trying my best to share how we, as moms, can not only empower ourselves, but also empower our children and families.
The future is what we make it. So let’s start making it a good one for all humankind.
Please share on social media so we can keep the momentum going.
Please comment below. Let’s share our thoughts!