People marched on 1/21. These are their stories: Isabelle Burkhart

I marched because I needed to physically participate in something to help me process my grief, anxiety, and ache.

I went to Washington, DC with my friend Chantal Collins on Rhinebeck bus #2! I marched because I needed to physically participate in something to help me process my grief, anxiety, and ache. I wanted to contribute my voice to the collective. The March made me feel hopeful and connected. It affirmed that I wasn’t alone in my feelings.

One of my favorite moments was on the metro going into DC from Maryland. At one of the stops a woman on the platform held a poster that I admired and I motioned to her to ask if I could take a picture. She obliged and did the same to me and took a picture of me wearing my NY Lady Liberty hat.

There were so many great signs but some of my favorites had to be “We fucked up biggly”, “Power concedes nothing without a demand. - F. Douglas”, “Grab them by the patriarchy”, “Free Melania”, Make America think again”, and “Dismantle rape culture! Grab ’em by the pussy should’ve been a deal breaker!”.

Now that the march is over, I am more involved. Email and Facebook groups keep me up to date on local events. I’ve been calling my representatives and reading multiple points of view from reputable news sources. I’m talking about what’s going on. I’m donating to Planned Parenthood and I’m waiting for impeachment to begin!

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