From Nashville: The Women's March On Washington
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From Nashville: The Women's March On Washington

The more united we are as a country, the more progress we will see in our freedom.

From Nashville: The Women's March On Washington
Juliana Mamani

The Women's March on Washington without a doubt made history. Five million people marched across the world, and a little over a million marched just in Washington D.C. The Women's March's mission is pretty clear, which is:

We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families - recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.

Not only did the common people march, but so did a number of celebrities including: Miley Cyrus, Kristen Stewart, Katy Perry, Emma Watson, Madonna, Scarlett Johansson, Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal, Julia Roberts, James Franco, Gina Rodriguez, the cast of OITNB, Zendaya, Ariana Grande, and so many more. Some even were formal speakers throughout the march.

There were many different sister marches across the world and I was able to attend the one held in Nashville. I attended the women’s march because I knew it was going to make history and I wanted to be apart of the history that changes everything. I wanted my voice to be heard, and by attending the march I knew my voice mattered.

I marched to send a message to Mr.Trump that I, along with many others, will not tolerate any discrimination or have our human rights taken away from us. I marched for myself, I marched for the immigrants, I marched for the LGBTQ+ community, I marched for muslims and all different types of religions, I marched for all the minorities, I marched for my future children, I marched for the future of America.

The atmosphere was overall welcoming and accepting, and I feel as if that is the whole point of the march: to feel like you are not alone. I could see people introducing themselves to one another, I could see small children with smiles on their faces and hope in their parent's eyes, I could see both women and men there with all different races, I could see a wide variety of determined intellectuals. I could also unfortunately see a group of protesters protesting against us and the women’s march. I could hear the different chants going on over and over again; everyone was yelling from the top of their lungs. I could feel the extreme dedication in the air, I were surrounded by courageous individuals.

At first I was a little weary with attending the march because it was my first protest, so I did not know what to expect. I come from a city that is 30 minutes away from DC, so I knew all about the different marches going on there and some of them were not so safe. Although, I am very satisfied with my decision on attending because it was an experience that I will never forget. I felt reassured afterwards, I felt reassured in the future of this country.

I definitely think the march had a direct tide to the presidential inauguration because it was a way for us to let Trump know we mean business and we will fight for what we believe in. I know that by working together, the fate of this country will be restored. The more united we are as a country, the more progress we will see in our freedom.

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