When I left the march, when each person left, the feeling of hope and inspiration stayed. A display like a march drives people to return to their own communities, empowered. Each person there has a reason. Each person there has a voice and a connection that can make change. Each person has a community. When the marchers return home, it’s time to take local action.
Education was not the path I originally thought I was going to explore. I wrote my college application essay on changing the world (I was destined to land here!). I’ve also had this strange and yet enormous feeling of responsibility that I need to make a difference. I don’t know how it happened or where it stems from but I’ve always let that passion drive what I do.