Why I Marched: Women’s March on Washington, 21 January 2017

As an American expat, one of the most patriotic things I’ve been able to do is vote in the presidential elections. I have, without fail, sent my absentee ballot to my local county board of elections every four years. I’ve also had the unique experience of watching American elections outside of America with the rest of the world, and I have seen how the rest of the world watches with us. Some anxious, some amused, but all watching, waiting. And, as if out of a Simpsons episode, there was Donald Trump being sworn into office. A morally corrupt, selfish man who speaks a lot but says nothing, other than spouting racist, xenophobic, misogynistic rhetoric. I could not simply ignore this, even from an ocean away.

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