If the era of Trump has taught us anything, I think it is this.
There is power in the unity of voices and the truth (always) prevails over power.
Without a single word, the energy emanating from community members, activists, and those who marched over the weekend simply to show their support for the cause, it showed. Showed that we, we are enough. For me, the rejuvenating effect of activism propelled forward in the last few years by movements like Black Lives Matter, #metoo, and now #neveragain has shed so much light on what could otherwise be known as a very gray area in American politics.
With the ensuing days, weeks, months and now years after the most recent election feeling a bit like dooms day, it is now perfectly clear what kind of democracy we expect, what kind of democracy we demand.
Under a divisive president, those who make up the most marginalized demographics of our society have found a way to unify above the government that has simply forgotten and neglected them and the result? Well, the result is a movement that's a force to be reckoned with. The underprivileged, immigrants, LGBTQ, female, black, Latino, poor and all those in between are rising up to demand not just equality but reverence from the country who's past, present and future depend on the very same diversity it seems to reject.
And in the past few weeks, I have been struck with resounding awe by just how incredible people are. How can you look at this newest generation of future politicians, current activists and students and not marvel at what incredible, compassionate, insightful, colorful hands we have placed around the future of our country? Kudos America, for gods sake kudos.
On March 24th, beauty in numbers reared its head and it looked a lot like the generation that's about to change everything. So let's promise each other it doesn't end here.