So we reviewed over the next few days a few key concepts.
- We learned some words. Words for body parts. Words of pride, and words of power.
- We learned in one night to knit, as we readied ourselves to join in the pink parade, and we discussed the rationale for the name and shape of the hats.
- We reviewed what choice over one's body means.
- We discussed the notorious RBG.
- We packed and shared assorted protein bars and water.
- We went to stand among many of all shapes, colors, sizes to "march" and to rally (without peeing) for about 8 hours.
- We read the cleverest signs! And saw lots of versions of the uterus. Having already reached the Mother in Medicine with a middle schooler milestone of syncing up our menstrual cycles (has happened once thus far in our household) and having made it through all matters of pubertal hormones thus far, we joined so many many many other women and supportive men in solidarity.
Oh, and later that night, she said, her exact words, "It was the experience of a lifetime."
Indeed, I hope she (and all) have a lifetime of equality and choice and freedom and diversity and democracy.
*though we eventually got separated, was wonderful to take an "MiM Metro" to the March with Gizabeth and KC!