I march for my Christian sisters
My conservative sisters
My Muslim sisters
My Jewish sisters
My spiritual sisters
My agnostic sisters
My atheist sisters…
No one woman I support looks the same.
Not all of our beliefs align.
Not all of our experiences align.
But we find common ground on the steps of capitals.
We find common ground in the smiles we give each other,
in the compliments we offer each other…
We know that whatever particular reason we march,
and there are many,
we make the same choice–
we march today!
I am grateful for the privilege I have
in this country to march
with those that have a voice,
those that do not,
and even those who don’t want to share their voice with us.
I march for all the women in my lineage
that never had the dream of lifting their voice.
I can feel them in my beating heart thanking me,
cheering me on for having conviction and acting on it.
Their views might have never aligned with mine,
but they would look beyond those views and see passion.
They would send their blessing, and they would be proud without condition.