VICE IMPACT: For the Women's March to Succeed, People of Color and the LGBTQ Community Must Have Full Seats at the Table

On January 21, 2017, nearly one year ago, women around the world gathered together to say no to sexism, hate and violence in the largest demonstration in human history. I was an eager participant in the event but I was not always so enthusiastic. It was a long journey before I decided to attend the Women’s March. I wondered what the march meant for people who existed outside of the parameters of white feminism - feminism that is only concerned with white, cisgender, heterosexual, college educated women.

The context of my concern is rooted in historical fact.