I went to the Women’s March in Boston last Saturday and found it to be an inspiring experience. I will need that inspiration because Donald Trump’s first few days as President have been terrible.
Eight years ago, I attended President Obama’s inauguration which was also inspirational. Of course, that event had a more hopeful tone since it was at the beginning of his time in office. I wrote about being at his inauguration here.
The Boston March was less hopeful and more defiant. The people who marched are well aware of what Trump has said he will do and they believe him. People are prepared to resist and fight to maintain civil rights, reproductive rights and liberties.
Since the election I have often felt overwhelmed and have had trouble figuring out what to do and how to resist. The march was inspiring primarily because it is great to know that over three million people world-wide feel as I do about Trump. The March organizers are now figuring out what to do next. ( Click here to see their first action.) We will see if the energy of the March turns into a strong, ongoing movement. I hope so.