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Portland January 21, 2017

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.

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8 Comments

  1. Carrie @ Season It Already!

    LOVE! Wasn’t able to participate locally, but loved seeing all the love from around the globe!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      It was SO cool to see how many countries participated!

  2. Lori

    The best part of this whole thing was watching my FB feed flood with images from all the marches!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I did too! It was so amazing to see everyone come out in solidarity and that the marches were peaceful!

  3. Kalerae

    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. Lisa Eirene

      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.

  4. emmaclaire

    Thank you for marching for yourself, for equality and for those who couldn’t march with you.

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