Boston Women's March - January 21, 2017 - Boston Common

Boston Women's March Sign - Putin as Big Brother
Boston Women's March Sign - Putin as Big Brother

The Boston Women's March for America , January 21, 2017, at the Boston Common

On Saturday, January 21, 2017 almost 200,000 people gathered at Boston Common for the Boston Women's March for America. Over 5 million people worldwide, including 1 million in Washington DC gathered together to protest and send a message, that the electoral winner of the election and his agenda is not supported by a majority.

That was day one of the resistance, but it was just the beginning. For more information on continuing action, go to the following websites:
https://www.womensmarch.com/
https://www.inequalitymedia.org/

And especially:
https://www.indivisibleguide.com/


Crowds over 200k at the Boston Common for the Boston Women's March
Crowds over 200k at the Boston Common for the Boston Women's March

The crowd along Charles St section of Boston Common  for the Boston Women's March
The crowd along Charles St section of Boston Common
for the Boston Women's March

200,000 plus Protesters Exercise Their First Amendment Rights  Under a Large American Flag at the Boston Women's March
200,000 plus Protesters Exercise Their First Amendment Rights
Under a Large American Flag at the Boston Women's March

Crowds gather at Boston Common to watch speakers  Mayor Walsh, Senator Warren and Senator Markey  at the Boston Women's March
Crowds gather at Boston Common to watch speakers
Mayor Walsh, Senator Warren and Senator Markey 
at the Boston Women's March

Boston Common was filled to capacity for the Boston Women's March Attendees climbed fences to get a better view of the speakers
Boston Common was filled to capacity for the Boston Women's March
Attendees climbed fences to get a better view of the speakers

"Though she be but little, she is fierce" A young girl attends the Boston Women's March
"Though she be but little, she is fierce"
A young girl attends the Boston Women's March

"A Woman's Place is in the House...& the Senate" Sign at the Boston Women's March
"A Woman's Place is in the House...& the Senate" Sign
at the Boston Women's March

Boston Common filled to the brim for the  Boston Women's March on Jan 21, 2017
Boston Common filled to the brim for the
Boston Women's March on Jan 21, 2017

Pink Knit Pussy Hats as far as the eye can see at the Boston Women's March, Jan 21, 2017
Pink Knit Pussy Hats as far as the eye can see
at the Boston Women's March, Jan 21, 2017

Boston's Common filled with protesters at the Boston Women's March
Boston's Common filled with protesters at the Boston Women's March

Boston Women's March sign: "In my USA we VALUE & RESPECT  women, immigrants, LGBTQ, Muslim, Jewish, Christians, &  BLACK LIVES *do* MATTER. This is still our nation."
Boston Women's March sign: "In my USA we VALUE & RESPECT
women, immigrants, LGBTQ, Muslim, Jewish, Christians, &
BLACK LIVES *do* MATTER. This is still our nation."

Cute Little Doggie Wearing "Trump is rabid!!!"  protest sign at the Boston Women's March
Cute Little Doggie Wearing "Trump is rabid!!!"
protest sign at the Boston Women's March

"I'm with Her" sign with arrows everywhere for the Women's March in Boston
"I'm with Her" sign with arrows everywhere for the Women's March in Boston

Why I March sign: Racism, Criminal Justice Reform, Equality,  Planned Parenthood, the future, Climate change, For Her, Women's Rights, Science
Why I March sign: Racism, Criminal Justice Reform, Equality,
Planned Parenthood, the future, Climate change, For Her, Women's Rights, Science

Edgar Allan Poe Statue wearing protest sign and pussy hat at the entrance to the Boston Common for the  Boston Women's March, January 21, 2017
Edgar Allan Poe Statue wearing protest sign and pussy hat
at the entrance to the Boston Common for the
Boston Women's March, January 21, 2017

Fallopian Tube Sign, with a message for the GOP  Boston Women's March, January 21, 2017
Fallopian Tube Sign, with a message for the GOP
Boston Women's March, January 21, 2017

View all my photos from the march at:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bridgeteileen/sets/72157675889431173

I Have a Poem Published in a New, Single-Issue Literary Magazine of Political Resistance, Hineni Magazine

http://hinenimagazine.com/images/Andrea.jpg
Cover of Hineni Magazine by Andrea Baker

Bridget Eileen Poem Published in Hineni Magazine, January 2017


Publishers and editors Jennifer Marie Bartlett and Jim Stewart produced a single-issue literary magazine of political resistance, to coincide with the annual New Year's Day marathon reading at the Poetry Project. Hineni Magazine is available online at

http://hinenimagazine.com/

You can find my poem under my name, Bridget Eileen. It's titled "Cram Your Way Into Her Body."

http://hinenimagazine.com/bridget_eileen.html

In 2011-12, I set out to write a poem a day for a year, from April to April. In February of that year, while watching Rachel Maddow on MSNBC, I created this poem, in response to then-Virginia governor Bob McDonnell proposing that every woman who sought an abortion would have to have a state-mandated vaginal probe before going through with the procedure. The gross unconstitutional invasion of privacy was mostly an Anti-Privacy (that is my term for so-called Pro Life voters and politicians) means of fundraising, rather than actually trying to do anything that was medically sound or necessary, nor useful to ending Roe v Wade. That is what prompted the content of my poem in this magazine of political resistance.


"the Scared is scared of all the things you like..." - 'A Six-Year-Old’s Advice on Life and Overcoming Fear, Turned into a Heartwarming Movie' via Brainpickings



Watch This Video about Overcoming Fear and Finding Out What "the Scared" is Scared of ... a video via Brainpickings


Thanks to this video, I know what I'm doing on January 20, when I might feel very scared about the future of our country: all the things I like. Definitely pizza, chocolate chip cookies, smoothies, wearing leopard print and purple, Jane Austen, mystery television shows, walks in the woods, reading books, writing in my journal, working on my blog, working on my poetry. That's what I'll do. It'll be a good day of work and then doing the things I love. And I will skip the news that day. 

Great video by Bianca Giaver, created by a six-year-old named Asa https://www.brainpickings.org/2015/08/20/bianca-giaever-the-scared-is-scared/