Most importantly, today is the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama and it is also International Women’s Day. Both of these are of equal importance.
– 50 years ago today, African Americans and their allies planned to march to Montgomery to achieve voting rights for blacks. Just as they crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge*, they were met with riot shields and billy clubs. Many were beaten and the march was not accomplished until March 21, two full weeks after Bloody Sunday, and the third attempt at doing so. Now, 50 years later, blacks are still fighting for equality and justice in America. Their fight has never ended. The Civil Rights Movement continues. I am in solidarity with black Americans. I will help to fight. I will help to end racism here in America. Will you?
– Women are still inferior everywhere in the world today, no matter the color of their skin. We are catcalled, harassed, raped, beaten, kidnapped, murdered, and more everywhere in the world, simply because we are women. This is not okay. Ever. At any time. We demand justice, equality, and respect. This includes trans women and women of color. Feminism is for everybody.
* Did you know the Edmund Pettus Bridge is still named after a KKK member?? Go here and sign the petition to get it changed!
In other, less important news:
- It’s crazy to think I’ve been making the drive to and from Mt. Pleasant for four years. It feels like it’s been home longer than that but it also feels like I was graduating high school just last week.
- I am sososo stoked to move in with Nick as soon as possible. I cannot wait to wake up next to him every morning, and drink coffee with him, and go on adventures with him, and be able to come home to him. Goal is to be living together by 2016!
- Place to myself for a night or two and it’s terrifying, once again. But at least I can pee with the door open? And make brownies and make a mess in the kitchen and not clean it up right away.