In the wake of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, millions of women and men took to the streets to remind the President that he now works for all Americans, and their voices cannot be demonized into silence. After a tense and fearful election that normalized sexual harassment, and marginalized women, Muslims, Hispanics, the LBGTQ community, the differently-abled, and African Americans, amongst many others, it is now more important than ever that we stand together for the rights of all our friends, family, colleagues, and fellow citizens.

In honor of the Women’s Marches that happened around the world on Saturday, I share with you wisdom from Margaret Mead:

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.-Margaret Mead

Whether you voted for President Trump or not, it is important to recognize a valid fear that was sowed by a divisive election, and find a way to move forward together to continue to strengthen an already strong and great country.

Words have an amazing power to change the world, and with the sage advice of Margaret Mead, we can move forward to mold the world to be more inclusive, accepting, and effective for all.

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