Not My President

– by ChiChai@Empire, Chris@Empire, & Ray@Empire –

Last Friday marked the day hatred and bigotry sworn into the White House. As children of immigrants, as people of color, as feminists, as humans on this Mother Earth, as friends and allies to the LGBT, black, Muslim, native and disabled communities– we refuse to recognize a blatantly arrogant man as our president. How could we? He does not represent us. He does not serve us.

The three of us marched the night of his inauguration. We needed to be surrounded by others that know love trumps hate.

by ChiChai@Empire
by ChiChai@Empire
by Chris@Empire
by Chris@Empire

The next day, we marched on. Saturday, January 21 marked the day of the Women’s March.  We acknowledged the issues that the Women’s March entailed (i.e. lack of representation and intersectionality, where were y’all during BLM?, etc.) But we wanted to add color to the movement and we felt empowered to show that love can outnumber hate. *

Ray@Empire marched in San Jose, CA

by Ray@Empire
by Ray@Empire

As Ray put it, “Growing up I’ve always been around womyn, whether it was with my family or my close friends. So for me, walking the march in San Jose meant I was walking in support for all my influential, independent and strong womyn in my life.”

Chris@Empire and ChiChai@Empire spent the morning in Oakland

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by Chris@Empire
by ChiChai@Empire
by ChiChai@Empire
by ChiChai@Empire
by ChiChai@Empire

and the afternoon in San Francisco

We marched. Now what? Nearly a week has passed. Why does it matter? Here are resources you check to see who and what this new administration threatens:

What can we do now? Keep marching! But also actively research ways to be the voice in this fight and put in action. Here are a few examples:

*To learn more about intersectional activism, check these resources:

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