The Women’s March was beautiful, powerful and inspirational! In my beautiful city of Portland, OR, 100,000 came together in solidarity. It was a beautiful sight to see thousands cross the city’s bridges to become as one. As I marched with my city and friends, old and new, I had experienced a beautiful human connection. During the march, someone tapped my left shoulder. I turned around, thinking it was someone in my group, and instead met eyes with a beautiful, kind soul. This beautiful stranger asked if she could give me a hug. I immediately replied, “yes!”. We thanked each other during our embrace, and the moment we’d shared together was magical. That human connection is why I marched. To stand together with every woman, every human, every artist, every survivor of sexual assault, every survivor of domestic violence, and every survivor of discrimination. A friend once told me everyone needs at least 8 hugs a day for growth and survival. January 21, 2017 was the beginning of human connection, growth and survival. We have a long journey ahead of us, but by expressing our own vulnerability can deeply move others. Let our voices be heard!
I AM A WOMAN. I AM HUMAN. I AM AN ARTIST. I AM A SURVIVOR OF SEXUAL ASSAULT. AND I HAVE A VOICE!