Austin Women's March and the power of using your voice

It’s so important to teach our future bright leaders to stand up for themselves, for what they believe in, and the power of one’s voice. This past Saturday, Poppy and I attended the Women's March in Austin, Texas. Thousands of women and men came out to show support for women having a choice over their own bodies and access to healthcare.

We arrived at the march just before a 12-year-old girl took the stage and spoke in front of thousands of people. My daughter was in awe and shock that a 12 year old, a sixth-grader was actually speaking.

She asked if I thought she was scared? I said yes, but she is also brave.
She asked if maybe someday she could speak for women? I said yes! By us being her is speaking up for women. By us standing right here having this very conversation, we are speaking up for women.

You don’t need to be on a stage to speak up.
You don’t need thousands of people to speak up.
Every day is an opportunity to use our superpower voice to help others through kindness, understanding and love.

I took her to the march to teach her about choice, but it was seeing another child in action who truly taught her the power of her voice.