Women’s march anchorage edition 

I struggled with when to leave the east coast wanting to be in Washington or New York with friends for the Women’s March or to be in Alaska.  Double Rainbow!  I landed in Alaska and joined the Women’s March in Anchorage!! Along with about 4,500 others gathered at the Delaney Park Strip and marched downtown.  It felt fantastic to contribute my voice to a passionate comunity in a meaningful way.  I could have marched on the east coast, and I am so glad that so many people I know did, but it was something special to land in a place that is not quite yet home and jump in lending my support to an event that is so crucial to the future of our society.  Only 300,000 people reside in Anchorage so when 4,500 people turn out for something it is a pretty big deal… but then as I saw posts from around the country, and world I was most moved by those from around the state of Alaska… in tiny villages, towns and outposts around the state people turned out to have their voices be heard.  It may have been 1 or 5 or a dozen… in Homer is was a few hundred ( in a town of 5000 ) but the impact of those people showing up to be heard really impacted me.  We all knew I love Alaska and it will be where I settle in for a bit but that love deepened on this day and I found community.

 

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