My place in the fight for equality

24th January 2017

womens march

As my mind continues to race and reflect over the events of the past few days, I have one last thing I would like to say.

As a white woman born into privilege, who grew up in an affluent neighborhood never wanting for anything, with parents who encouraged and supported me to pursue my dreams, I understand why some people may look at me and say, “How do you have anything to complain about?”

And the truth is, I don’t. Everything I have achieved in life is because I was blessed with the circumstances and support that allowed me to be where I am today.

However, just because I may not experience the hardships many other women and marginalized groups deal with does not mean I can idly sit by and not help them in their fight. How utterly selfish would that be of me to discredit the real issues so many people in our country face just because I was lucky enough to be born into the circumstances that I was?

I may sound like a broken record, but until those of us with privilege are willing to lift up those that do not, we are going to continue to fight these same battles instead of making progress and moving this country forward.