Pretty sure we can all agree that January was full of Inaugural festivities, quibbles, rants and definitely some alternative facts. But beyond that, there was the day after which was one for the history (ahem, her-story) books as so many of us participated in the Women’s March on Washington. It was not necessarily a march, but more of a mass amount of women showing up with creative signs, catchy chants, a crystal clear crowd, and several pink pussy hats for what turned out to definitely be something truly inspiring!
This rowdy crowd of ladies (complete with a photo bomber, the photographer’s wife, perhaps?) was very fun to share the day with, and every day since doing various outreach by email, twitter, facebooking, calling and mailing. We hailed from Virginia, Maryland, New York, Illinois and Orlando, Florida to get city specific! We started with breakfast with the Florida delegation at the Library of Congress and were pep-rallied with “We Will Not Go Back” chants from Senator Bill Nelson, Congresswomen Debbie Wasserman Schultz, my sister’s, younger than I, Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy & Val Demings. Maryland’s own Steny Hoyer even made a rousing speech in a pink scarf! It was an invigorating morning! Then…we marched. Or rather, shuffled.
Pics from The March are all here!
But now it’s February and the man who wears cheeto colored foundation has gotten me about as down as I think I can get on life, so I’m shifting focus!
HAPPY HEART MONTH!
Why is it that the shortest month of the year gets devoted to the most important part of our bodies? I digress, see, I’m about through being perplexed by all of these questions.
So begins the I am #1in100 campaign raising awareness about Congenital Heart Disease as an issue belonging on the forefront to those of you who know and love me.