Boston Women’s March

 

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Hey guys!  

On Saturday, I took a bus with Exeter’s Feminist Club down to Boston for the Women’s March. There were about 45 of us on the bus and even more students from Exeter took the train into Boston. Fem Club started our preparation on Wednesday night, during our usual meeting. We talked about why we were marching, how to stay safe at the march, as well as what makes a march or protest good. On Friday night we met again to make signs for the march on Saturday. It was so much fun being with a bunch of people who were excited to stand up for something they believed in. We were listening to music and helping each other brainstorm different phrases for our signs. Saturday morning we loaded onto our bus and drove down to Boston. My friends and I sang pretty much the whole way down which was really funny. When we got into Boston, we saw hundreds of people walking towards the march. There were tons of hats and amazing posters. We got lots of thumbs up for our feminist sweatshirts which we got as fem club gear. We got into the common in time to hear all the speakers, my favorite being Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts senator. Then the actual march started and as all of the 100,000+ people tried to leave we got a little stuck. We spent most of the slow push to the actual march route talking to the people around as, explaining our sweatshirts, asking about why we were marching, singing along to the music and taking pictures of all the incredible signs. When we actually got out of the common onto the street there were tons of people lining the streets, on the balconies of their apartments, in their buses, on the corners, even people who had climbed light posts to cheer us on. Our group stopped marching at our bus because we had to head home but we stayed on the street and kept cheering and chanting for everyone who was still marching. We got a lot of compliments on our signs and smiled for lots of pictures. It was an incredible day and I’m so glad that I had the chance to be a part of history.

-Ingrid

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About ibergill

Hi everyone! I'm Ingrid and I'm a tenth grader from right here in Exeter, NH. I'm a day student here at Phillips Exeter Academy. I take Latin currently, which is one of out classical languages and I'm hoping to take Greek, our other classical language, my senior year. I love going into town with my friends on Wednesday afternoons or weekends and getting food from Stillwells, the local ice cream place on the river or Me & Ollies, my favorite sandwich shop/ bakery that has the best smoothies you'll ever taste.

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