Why I March: "I'm a Walking Pre-Existing Condition"
The Women's March on Washington on Saturday, January 21, 2017, is now part of our beautiful, feminist, worldwide history of speaking truth to power. What we keep echoing in person and in all social circles online and offline, this is just the beginning.
As the people at MoveOn.org and Indivisible teach us, achieving our agenda for -- let's just call it human rights -- requires persistent, unrelenting grassroots action. Showing up at your senator's field office with a specific request, along with a personal story that humanizes that request.
So if you're pissed off about the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, AKA Obamacare, because you've had cancer three times and you're a walking pre-existing condition, showing up at your senator's field office with that story is going to gain you some ground.
Here's a "Why I March" story from Anne Stockwell, three-time cancer survivor and founder of Well Again, an organization that helps people find adventure in life after cancer: