Women’s March, Philadelphia

Women's March, Philadelphia - January 21, 2017

2017 is going to be different. It has to be different because what Americans are seeing from the executive branch is unprecedented — in a dangerous, slippery slope way.

Women's March, Philadelphia - January 21, 2017

So last Saturday, millions and I marched. The why I march is simple: women’s rights are human rights. Equality cannot exist without freedom of choice: to be with who you love, to do what you love. I will not stand for an administration that stands against equality for women, for people of color, for the LGBTQ community, for non-Christians. And I’m certainly not okay with a person who has admitted and bragged about sexual assault as our Commander-in-chief.

Women's March, Philadelphia - January 21, 2017

Women's March, Philadelphia - January 21, 2017

I’m not a marcher. In college, I didn’t participate in any on-campus demonstrations because I was on the newspaper staff, so this was new territory for me. I didn’t even bring a sign with me, partly because I couldn’t think of anything to write, but mostly because I didn’t know what to expect. (There were some great ones though.) There were so many different viewpoints expressed, and that was beautiful. Even people on the same side can have differences in priorities and passions and experiences, and that’s okay.

Women's March, Philadelphia - January 21, 2017
Women's March, Philadelphia - January 21, 2017

There is nothing wrong with America that can’t be cured with what is right in America.”

President Bill Clinton said that in his first inaugural address, and it rings very true today. I’m grateful to be an American because it affords me the right to say what I want and protest what I want. Protests have always been part of American history, but social media is a game changer for organizers. (It’s a double-edged sword, of course, since fake news — propaganda — spreads easier than ever.) In terms of the protests that have been springing up since November, and this last week in our cities and our airports — I have never seen anything like it before.

Women's March, Philadelphia - January 21, 2017

Women's March, Philadelphia - January 21, 2017Women's March, Philadelphia - January 21, 2017

So what now? March. Write. Donate. Volunteer. If you don’t know where or how to get started, ask. There are a lot of resources available! I found a great local organization through Volunteer Match, and I’m excited to get more involved. You can filter by location, causes you’re passionate about, etc. I definitely recommend it as a starting point.

Women's March, Philadelphia - January 21, 2017

There’s a lot of work to do. Let’s get to it, and let us not forget to take care of ourselves and each other.

~ Sarah

Lately: January 2016(!)

Happy 2016! It’s already week 2 of the New Year — craziness. I’ll probably blog about my resolutions/goals for this year (and recap 2015) later this week if you feel like reading yet another one of those posts.

Drinking: Water! Trying to start the year on the right foot.
Eating: Out way too often! Stopped by one of my favorites, DanDan (16th St. between Sansom and Walnut), with friends last week.
Loving: Being able to spend time working and hanging out with some blogger babes.
Hating: That it’s not spring yet.
Listening: I found my CD collection from high school, and popped Mi Sangre by Juanes into my car the other day. Almost 12 years later, and that album is still perfection.
Reading: Not enough. I’m planning on joining Emma Watson’s feminist book club with some friends, so I need to get myself a library card.
Wanting: To win the Powerball. I’d settle for just a million though. 😉
Watching: Gilmore Girls. But we’re on season 1 now!
Wearing: My flannel button up and cashmere sweater.
Wishing: It was Friday!

What is everyone up to?

~ Sarah

Link Love

Hope everyone is enjoying a lazy Sunday!


Love this roundup from my friend Emily breaking down some of the best neighborhoods in Philly.

This will be interesting: Etsy has a new competitor; it goes by the name of Amazon Handmade.

Speaking of… these are the must-try beauty products on Amazon.

The simplest rewards that aren’t food or shopping.

Have you ever wondered why people don’t have parties anymore? (P.S. If you want to change that and host your own get-together, I highly recommend my friend Chrystina’s blog.)

I still need to see The Martian, but this list of the best survival movies has some pretty excellent options for a movie night in.

Darci is killing it with her latest blog series, Women Crush(ing It) Wednesday. So much inspiration.

~ Sarah