#WhyIMarch

Today is the second anniversary of this blog. And once again, I’m astounded I’m still here. Still writing. Still ranting. Not as much as I thought I would be, but recently, that has been a conscious choice.

I’ve taken a step away from my social media feed, which is starting to sound dangerously like an echo chamber. 2016 was the year for fun and games with the memes and the GIFs and the snappy comebacks, but the reality is, today, 20 days into 2017, across the pond, a strong nation, a great nation, unleashes upon itself a man and his cohort who believe they have a legitimate right to infringe upon human rights and freedoms in a way that I never thought possible in my lifetime. Here, in the UK, the Prime Minister performs an interesting dance between adviser and dictator, careening through the extrication of the UK from the EU with no real visible plan, just the conviction that ‘Brexit means Brexit’.

The real work of challenging these new realities is still to come. And it needs real talk and real action. I still don’t know how to engage with those who celebrate and support the politics of hate and fear and separation. I don’t know how I can understand or influence people so radically different to me in thought and belief. But I do know I can climb off the Pyramid of Hate.

whyimarchSo tomorrow, I march with DD. Because I have the glorious freedom to do so. Because I am not indifferent. Because I refuse to normalise wrong. Because silence never got us anywhere. Onwards and upwards!

#whyImarch #womensmarchlondon

11 thoughts on “#WhyIMarch

  1. Anxious Mom says:

    Congrats on two years 🙂 Now if only we could turn the clock back two years and get some redos re: politics. The state of things is bad enough, but the hate, the hate people feel extremely comfortable expressing now with now repercussions apparently, is so disheartening.

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  2. Jennifer Pope says:

    Belated congratulatory wishes! Sorry. I am only just reading this blog. But, very proud of whatever you’ve achieved. And, love your putting down of thoughts in such a way that makes us all stop and think. Proud of you and DD for partaking in the March!

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