Million Women's Voices

By Grace Wong

Politics aren’t perfect. But as fierce feminist girls and young women, now more than ever it is important we call out the imperfections of politics and fight for what we believe in. We want our newly elected officials to prioritize the issues we hold core: women and girls having access to healthcare, rising to leadership positions, and feeling safe and protected.
 
It is easy to fall into the traps of polarized politics, and become jaded by the sheer negativity that exists in the world. It’s hard not to feel frustrated, sad, and scared. But as one of my all-time GIRLHEROs, Michelle Obama has taught us, “When they go low, we go high.” As advocates, it’s always important for us to speak out and make our voices heard. 02306db39d0c130d3a7e71692a528549-huge-mw

For many Americans, that means joining the January 21st Women’s March on Washington where women and allies will send a bold message to our new government and to the world that women's rights are human rights. But what about the millions of women who can’t afford the cost of a trip to Washington or the time away from their responsibilities?
 
“The idea was simple,” says Wildfang CEO Emma McIlroy. “We asked ourselves: how can we make The Million Women’s March accessible to every single woman in America? Even if you can’t get the time off from work, or you can’t afford the flight or the Airbnb, or maybe you can’t leave your kids or your cat Ziggy behind for a weekend; at this pivotal time in American history, we believe that EVERY woman deserves to have her voice heard.”
 
That’s why Million Women’s Voices was created. It’s simple. It’s a place for every woman in America, in fact in the world, to lift up her voice and tell her story. It is a platform that belongs to all women, where each of us can tell our own stories in our own words, and have our voices heard.
 
Whether your story be about the issues you care about, what inspires you for the future, your Girl Heroes or your Girl Up community, Million Women’s Voices is a place where women’s experiences will be valued, validated, and most importantly, heard.  
 
If there was ever a time we needed to elevate women’s voices, it’s now. Regardless of where you are on January 21, this is a moment that belongs to all of us. Our voices are proxies for marching shoes and our stories are our protest signs. This is your chance to share your story—with your friends and family, with the world, even send it straight to The White House. What story do you want to be heard? 
 

Posted by Julie Willig on Jan 20, 2017 10:44 AM EST

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