Women’s March Baltimore

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This time last year Katie and I were marching in Washington DC with over a half a million people. We were standing up for ourselves, for our rights, for future generations and it was the most powerful and moving day of my life. You can read about it HERE. It’s probably one of my most favorite blog posts to date. 

This year we weren’t able to make it back to Washington DC so we opted to march in our city, Baltimore. We were a little more prepared too with our pre-made signs, cat hat, and buttons. We knew what to expect but still nothing can prepare you for the emotions ahead. 

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We got to the rally  in front of City Hall about 45 minutes late but still had over an hour before we started the march. We walked up to the front of the stage easily (how?!) and were able to hear every speaker and their story. This was much different than last year as we were far from the stage and unable to hear every word. 

We were moved by the speakers both young and old, of different races and backgrounds. Before long we started to march from City Hall to McKeldin Square which is known as the free speech center of Baltimore. During the summer months I activate this space with a pop-up lunch market but LOVED seeing so many women gather on the tiny island in the city. 

Again, we found ourselves up front listening to slam poetry, stories from survivors and danced to Run The World by Beyonce while dancing with our signs in the air.

It was a great day with my best friend and partner in crime. One year ago today we pushed past our anxiety, swallowed our fears and half a million people to march. While the crowd on Saturday was a bit smaller and the vibe wasn’t as electric we did it and I wouldn’t have wanted to be anywhere else. 

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  • http://thepizzamonstermama.com Lauren

    Get it, girl! I’m so proud of the women of Baltimore!