womens march

THE WOMEN’S MARCH: WHY IT MATTERS

A year ago this weekend, women across the nation gathered in their respective cities and many traveled to Washington D.C. to unite together in protest. A movement of more than two million women and their allies across the globe became known as the Women’s March of 2017. They stood for, and continue to stand for, women’s rights, reproductive rights, LGBTQIA rights, human rights, disability rights, worker’s rights, and environmental rights.  It was the largest single-day protest in U.S. history and it’s returning this weekend across the nation. Many people believe that the March was organized to protest Donald Trump’s first full day in office. This is true, to an extent; the movement intended to send a message to the administration that their voices would not be silenced in the wake of threa...

THE ROLE OF A VISUAL ARTIST IN OUR POLITICIZED TIMES

I’ve always been apolitical. A Russian-Jewish refugee of the 1990’s and a long time citizen, I never participated in elections because I thought my voice in Democratic Massachusetts won’t really matter. I didn’t partake in endless social media discussions that drained one’s energy and led nowhere. Unfortunately, I was unable to participate in yesterday’s Women’s March in Boston. However, I answered a public call and submitted a poster for the march, and it stirred something inside me. This something finally wants a voice because it’s had enough. It stayed silent when I was grabbed on subway trains in Paris while studying abroad. I didn’t have enough courage when I was harassed in the workplace. I put up with years of male voices directing my self-image and societal responsibilities. This e...

MARCHING FOR LOVE

Why I marched? There was a lot of name calling in 2016. Deplorables, Nasty Woman, Elitists – the list goes on. No group owns hate, in the same way no group owns love. I find this hopeful. Anyone can embrace love. I embrace love over anger and hate (and it isn’t always easy). I feel better approaching people with love. I learn more approaching people with love. Instead of calling someone a name, I ask questions, “What is most important to you? What most influenced your decision to vote for this person?” For many, family and children are the most important thing. People are making what they believe to be the best decision for their family and children. Maybe I made a different decision, but doesn’t make me right and them wrong. It means we are Americans who have different points of vie...

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