Yesterday was historic to say the least. More than a million people in over 670 locations world wide marched to bring awareness to human rights, particularly women’s rights, at the start of Trump’s administration. In fact, more people participated in the march on Washington alone than attended the Inauguration.
My two friends and I headed downtown to show our support. Though it was quite a feat getting there, including an intense search for parking and a crowded subway ride, the atmosphere was electric with positive energy. On the way there, I heard a dad saying to his little girl, “You are making a difference in your city, your country and your world today sweetie.” My heart melted.
There were men, women and children of all stripes and walks of life taking part. We marched from Pershing Square to City Hall, chanting and dancing along to music. There was even a group of Native American dancers performing amidst the crowd. I was blown away by the creativity of people’s signs and outfits. Below are a few photos if you’d like to see:^My first time on the metro in LA^So powerful^These ladies dressed as tampons!^City Hall^Probably my favorite sign of the day. Carrie Fisher would be proud!^The girl(s) with the power!As Michelle Obama so eloquently said:
“No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half its citizens.”
Now I’m off to take a nap– fighting the patriarchy is exhausting! Have a good one friends.
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Since returning home from Germany three months ago, I’ve set out on a campaign to explore my lovely home city of Los Angeles. Sometimes I find myself longing for the mystery and excitement of life abroad, when every day was a new, foreign adventure. But then I remind myself that there is so much I have yet to explore in my own backyard! Adventure is a lifestyle, not a specific place or time. Getting out and finding beauty and wonder in your surroundings is always an option, no matter your circumstances.
And so, last Saturday, my little brother and I grabbed our cameras and paid a visit to the Griffith Observatory. Without a doubt, the Griffith Observatory offers one of the prettiest and most expansive views of the Los Angeles basin. You can see everything- the hills, the ocean, the skyscrapers of downtown, the Hollywood sign, everything. Although I’ve been here before, the view took my breath away the moment I stepped out of the car. Built in the 1930’s as a work project during the Great Depression, Colonel Griffith wanted to make astronomy accessible to the public, and insisted admission stay free, which it has more than 80 years later! Whether you are a ‘science geek’ or not, I would highly recommend a visit- it is as educational as it is beautiful.
Below are a few pictures of our time, if you’d like to see! ^Doesn’t the observatory look slightly futuristic in this photo?! It reminds me of Star Wars for some reason… ^The sunset was out of this world beautiful. ^There she is, that famous symbol of this great city!
^I lucked out in the little brother lottery. Gonna miss this kid when he goes off to college next year! Question of the Day
Have you gone on any recent adventures in your home town? Do tell!