Gabi Hagen is a Ferris staff member who joined two fellow staff members and a Ferris alumnus on January 21 to participate in the Women's March in Lansing.
By Gabi Hagen
On January 21, 2017, we marched. We marched for equality and love. We marched for the disenfranchised groups whose voices are not heard. We marched because feminism is intersectional. We marched for the children of the world, to provide them with a brighter future. We marched because science is real. We marched because we are angry and scared and confused. We marched because our bodies are not property. We marched because our government needs to hear our voices. We marched for our husbands and sons. We marched for the victims of sexual assault. We march for the people who are not able to. We march for the people that call the United States of America home. We march for opportunity to be available to all, not just the few. We marched because we are hopeful and optimistic. We march so when our grandchildren ask us about this turbulent time, we can say we fought, we persisted, and we were on the right side of history. We marched.