On January 21 I participated in the #WomensMarch in #Sacramento. I volunteered my time to the Women’s March organizers to document this event after my good friend and colleague, Michelle McDaid offered up our services. There were no individual stars in this event like the many brides and grooms that I photograph every weekend capturing weddings. This event was about all of our collective voices joining together, and choosing together not to remain silent or compliant. Like those that have paved the way for my own rights, I felt compelled to continue to pave the way for my daughter’s rights and their future. One of my friends, Keith Wohlwend wore his daughter on his back- claiming that SHE was his statement. I get it! The tone of this event was lighthearted (but with conviction) and peaceful and I couldn’t have felt any more in my element listening, seeing, feeling, being and capturing the many angles from which this gathering spoke to me. I enjoyed the journalistic aspect of making a difference in my own way and am inspired to keep pushing in this direction with my work. I felt connected to something bigger and something more important.
I offer these images to spread the good vibes of people joining together and working together to make a difference and to be heard. And yes, THIS IS what democracy looks like! Keep your eyes and ears open!