Why I’ve been silent for so long. Good excuse?

January 22nd, 2017 No Comment yet

Maria Kostaki, one of the organisers of the Athens Women’s March, welcomed those who gathered outside the US Embassy with some simple but stirring words:

“I am here today because I believe that women’s rights, minorities’ rights, LGBT rights are HUMAN rights.

I am here because all of our parents and grandparents fought so hard to provide us with a world more accepting and more equal than the one they grew up in.

I am here because I refuse to let their work be undone. I am here because I want my son to grow up in a world that embraces us all.

Now, I know we won’t wake up tomorrow to a different reality, (though we did today). But this is a start, we and the 2.2 million people gathering in solidarity around the world, are part of something with enormously powerful potential; a movement that stands up to bigotry, hate, racism and cruelty.

Thank you for showing up, you are all amazing, and we are STRONGER TOGETHER.”

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