“I marched because I have been silent and therefore complicit for too long”

I marched because Trump is threatening so many rights that I believe everyone should have. I marched because I am genuinely scared for many of the lives of people I love. I marched because I have been silent and therefore complicit for too long. I needed to find my voice in this realm, and it will be an ongoing process, especially with continuing to acknowledge my privileges, but I will not back down now. There is too much at risk, for myself and others, and we all deserve to have our rights respected. All women deserve to have their reproductive rights and the right to decide what to do with their body. All LGBTQIA+ people deserve to feel safe and respected wherever they choose to go. All POC deserve to be treated like human beings and not less than just because of the color of their skin. All immigrants deserve a safe place to live without fear of being deported and/or harassed. I marched because of all of these things, and more, and I will not go back to being complicit.