When I went to the Women's March in DC last year, I drove up from Charlotte thinking it would be an exciting adventure. Little did I know how it would change my life.
I am one of three sisters and combined we have six daughters. Speaker after speaker made me aware of the second class citizenship we had and of the old white men who were making the decisions about our bodies and our lives. I learned more and more about those brave women who faced fierce backlash and even prison to allow me even the right to vote.
I came home enthusiastic, energized and ready to fight for the equality we are entitled to in all areas of life. I will stand up for my rights, my daughter's rights, and future generations rights, as women previously did for me.
- Colleen Cassidy