I can’t believe it’s been over 6 months since I blogged. Other things have been occupying my time lately but in the back of my mind, there’s a little voice telling me I need to be more active. Your blog is your voice and you have the freedom to write about your choosing.
With that being said, I wanted to share some photos from an event I attend last weekend.
If you follow popular news, it’s no secret that hundreds of thousands of women marched in Washington and nearly a hundred cities worldwide.
This is not a political post by all means but one of support. I’m a big advocate for women entreprenurs and run a nonprofit supporting them. I’ve travelled to many different countries and lived overseas, yet America is my home.
I marched in Austin with nearly 40,000 other women who all had different agendas. Some were against major political laws, some were for women’s equality regarding equal pay and others had their own reasons.
Drums were playing, women wearing costumes from the suffrage acts to wonder woman and superheroes were on display. There were graphic posters but also ones of support and coming together. As I marched the 1.5 miles at the Texas Capital, I was told via text message by a mentor to “live in the moment” and not worry about sharing the photos or videos asap. I did just that. Lived in the moment, listened to inspiring speakers, songwriters and a community of both women and men come together in a nonviolent protest.
I had to admit that large crowds are not my thing. Even as a public speaker, I get nervous being in front of many people. This time I was in the middle of it all and while I was a bit nervous leading up to the trip, all anxiety was released when the bus pulled up to the capital and I saw the sisterhood.
Why did I march last weekend? Supporting women! While I may not agree with everyone’s reasons, I had my own. It was a wonderful experience and I was able to be part of history. That’s pretty cool, don’t you think?