That's me with my sign, neat handwriting courtesy of Kerin (:
Thank you to the lovely ladies who joined me at SlutWalk in Union Square! It was such an amazing experience to be a part of, and I cannot express how truly important it was to see such great support filling the streets. Talking with y'all about your various reasons for getting involved really reminded me what a diverse group we have at Gramercy. It was an honor marching, yelling, and protesting alongside so many beautiful men and woman, united against the injustices of rape culture. Can't wait to see what happens this year, and will definitely be walking again next year!
"Everyone wants to have the privilege of being heard. But you have to know that some of us are meant to count more than others. Those of us who are privileged enough to have a space to talk need to be listening to those who don’t, or can’t.
It’s no easy feat for everyone to be heard, especially within an economic and political system that tells us there’s simply not enough for everyone to go around. We have to promote the idea that there is always room for another story to be told and that everyone’s voice is worth hearing. And we need a response with thousands of people behind it. Millions, even. We need that because we cannot say enough, over and over again, that a society that does not treat its most vulnerable members with the respect doesn’t treat anyone with respect."
-Sarah Elspeth Patterson, excerpt from her speech at SlutWalk
To find out more about SlutWalk, visit their website, http://slutwalknyc.com/