My first weekend living in New York felt like an episode straight out of SATC. After happy hour with my new coworkers, I headed to the meat packing district with my new roomie Dana (love her) to grab dinner at Catch. We met a group of businessmen traveling from Paris and ate our body weight in sushi and lobster rolls (fucking yum) before calling a cab back to our place on Madison Ave around 2 am. I went to sleep with a smile (and all my makeup) still on my face.
I woke up Saturday morning on a mission: hydrate, buy a poster board, and make a sign for the Women’s March. My new friend named Charlotte asked me to go with her last minute and even though I wasn’t really sure what to expect, I was just excited to be invited.
I put some dry shampoo in my hair, made a bad ass sign, and surprised myself by getting there early. I scoped out a good spot along the side of the street to people watch and take selfies while I waited for Charlotte. In the 10 minutes I was standing there alone, I cannot even count how many people asked if I wanted to join their group and march with them. I was legit getting teary eyed because I felt so included by people I didn’t even know.
I am always one to admit when I’m wrong and I WAS WRONG about the people of New York. Newsflash to anyone in the south who has a preconceived notion about yankees/northerners thanks to mainstream media/your mother (LOL) I came here thinking New Yorkers were rude, moody, and always in a hurry. I’m here to tell you that is mostly just the cab drivers. *honk honk* Seriously, everyone I’ve met has been so incredibly welcoming. And you never know who you’re going to meet! Ugh, it’s the best. New York, ilysm.
I saw a ton of awesome signs, but these 5 were my fav by far. Special shout out to the Equal Pay and PB+J girl for actually having PB+Js and feeding me, you da real MVP.
Another shout out to all the men who marched! I was beyond shocked by all the husbands/boyfriend/fathers/brothers/friends I saw in the crowd and it totally made me smile.
The entire #WomensMarchNYC experience was really empowering; I highly recommend attending next year if you’ve never been. I also walked about a million steps, lost my subway virginity, and had pizza for the tenth day in a row- so overall,#WomensMarchNYC was an absolute success and I’m really glad I went.