Here’s What You Can Do to Continue Supporting the Women’s Movement Now That the March Is Over
The Women’s March yesterday was nothing short of amazing. Just check out these 14 photos from around the world for proof! From the hilarious signs to the amazing speeches, it was a day that will not only remain in our memories for the rest of our lives, but in history, as well: It was the largest inaugural protest to date.
But just because the march is over doesn’t mean the movement is: In fact, it’s just getting started! As you may or may not have heard, it was announced yesterday that the Women’s March on Washington has a plan going forward to take place over the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency, and that plan? Starts RIGHT NOW.
“Thank you to the millions of people around the world who, on January 21, came together by the millions to raise our voices. But our march forward does not end here,” the Website reads. “Join us in launching a new campaign, 10 actions for the first 100 days.”
From here on out, every 10 days, the site will have a new focus of action, and today’s is making your voice heard by writing a postcard to your Senators about the issues that most matter to you. You don’t even have to buy the postcard: The Women’s March has printables for you to DL!
Even better? They suggest making a party out of it, getting your friends and family involved for a “postcard party.” Uh, sign us up!
Let’s go, ladies — we’ve got this!
How are you planning to make a difference following the Women’s March? Share ideas over @BritandCo!
(Photos via Noam Galai + Joel Sheakoski/Getty)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!