Portland January 21, 2017

PROUD to be part of the 100,000+ people who marched peacefully in Portland, Oregon on Saturday 1/21/17.

THANKFUL for Portland Police, their assistance, their humor, their good natured and positive spirit and PUSSY WEARING HAT OFFICERS who took hundreds of photos with the marchers and kept us SAFE.

GRATEFUL to my feminist husband who encouraged and supported me participating in the march (and drove me downtown and dropped me off).

HAPPY for the positive, pro-active energy at the march.

EXCITED about participating with friends and seeing the photos and videos on facebook of all the friends and family across the nation who participated.

EMPOWERED to stand with those in need. Women, children, people of color, the environment, everyone. I will speak up.

HOPEFUL we can resist. We will not regress. We will fight, we will move forward for equality.

Author: Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

8 thoughts on “Portland January 21, 2017”

  1. Wonderful! I marched in Ottawa (Canada) and what organizers initially figured about 600 people would show up – so much so that the police hadn’t even shut roads down, it was amazing to see close to 8,000 women, men and children show up for the march (forcing the roads to be shut down!). All very peaceful – but the support from onl-lookers and businesses that we walked by is something I”ll never forget. To see women who were getting their hair dyed/cut leave their chairs to come out to the street to cheer us on, to see men leave their cars idling, to step out and cheer us on – really shows what a movement this is, and the support this has from all over! Just know, that Canada supports equality for all. I kept being asked why I marched (living in Canada) and if it was an anti-Trump protest, and I’m sure for many that was it, but for me – while Trump played a partial role, I marched in solidarity with our neighbours in the US and around the world who are walking in support of Women’s Rights.I marched because I believe in equality, I believe in supporting women and their right to choose, their right to be treated fairly and equally and to march alongside many other people who are feeling marginalized by statements that have been made and are worried that their race, religion, sexual orientation, culture, gender and freedoms are at risk.

    1. I couldn’t love your comment more. I seriously got tears in my eyes reading about your experience. I love the image of women getting their hair done leaving the chair to cheer marchers on!!

      I am so happy about the people marching in solidarity around the world. It’s crazy to me that so many more people came out than expected. That says a lot.

      I think it’s important for other nations to stand up and voice their opinions, as well, because what DT does in the next four years will have ramifications around the world. It’s already starting–he’s making changes to environmental regulations that are going to effect the entire planet– and my hope is that these voices that speak out will let the republican and democratic party know that change needs to happen. We won’t just sit there while they do the same old thing, over and over again.

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