I marched in Washington with two of my best friends from Lincoln High School (Graduation 2001). One is an immigrant from Mexico and the other a refugee from Vietnam. We marched hand in hand, as beautiful representatives of what makes America amazing! All three of us from diverse backgrounds, working hard to contribute to our local community, as educators, business owners, researchers. We marched that day to protect the rights of women and men from diverse backgrounds to feel safe in our community and nation, to protect their right to flourish. To send a message that we reject hateful words, actions, and executive orders. That we stand in solidarity with the most vulnerable and marginalized in our community. We march to ensure that America remains free and open and loving, the unique experiment.