We love Angela. She’s never claimed to be a solo champion and she knows how to call out the room—even if it’s a big open ‘room’ of 500,000 folks. Many of those in attendance during the Women’s March on Washington were clueless to the other movements that the renowned activist spoke of on stage that day.
There were those who had no knowledge of or interest in ever attending a Black Lives Matter gathering or the Trans* Day of Rememberance, yet they showed up on January 17th to march for women’s rights. But, what does one have to do with the other? The struggle for the human rights of a given individual or group is interconnected with the direct discrimination or disadvantage of another. We cannot fight in a vacuum through separateness. When you’re marching for the rights of women – is it only for the rights of white women? For cis women? Do you advocate for the rights of all women? Angela goes right to the intersectional center of this, and that is not work for just anyone.
It’s a great time—the right time—to learn from those who’ve been paving the way for years and even lifetimes, so that we can take those lessons even further.