The Present is Female

by Tricia Sylvia

Saturday women from around the country and from around the world gathered for the second annual Women’s March; however, the tone since that of last year has drastically changed. The days of marching solely to protest are gone and have given way to a beautiful platform of empowered women empowering each other to make change happen.

Focusing on the Power to the Polls movement in the U.S. and globally using the tagline Look back, march forward, the 2018 Women’s March reminded women that we are the driving force behind change. In the year following the inaugural Women’s March…

  • The #MeToo movement took over our social media timelines allowing survivors of sexual assault to share their stories

  • A historically red Alabama elected democrat Doug Jones over accused sexual predator Roy More

  • An astounding 84 women stood up against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, effectively forcing him out of the industry

  • Hollywood elite took a stance at The Golden Globes by supporting Time’s Up

  • E! News was put on blast for the pay gap between former host Catt Sadler and her male co-host

  • A record-breaking 22 women now hold seats in Senate

Now, I’m not saying that this is directly because of The Women’s March, but I’m also not saying that it isn’t. One woman coming forward and sharing her story opens the door for the next one, and the next one, and the next one until–hopefully–there won’t be stories like this to come forward about.

The Women’s March last year gave women a voice, and this year it gave them a direction. Vote, run for office, speak your mind, face your oppression and fight for what you deserve. 2017 was the year of the future is female, 2018 is the year of the present is female.

Tricia Sylvia