By F.M. Sherrill
We joined 750,000 people and counting at downtown Los Angeles for the Women's March and put together some footage and pics of our amazing experience.
Even though we are introverts we pushed ourselves to be there because it's so important for women to stand together and have their voices heard.
As nerds this experience made me think of Star trek beyond. The whole theme of that movie is unity. All these different cultures come together to be part of the Federation because it makes them stronger, that unity creates a peaceful universe. Scotty, the only red shirt that every survives, has a great line in the film where he says “you cannot break sticks in a bundle.” I really felt like from Star Trek to Star Wars, across nerd genre, you always get these people who have been hurt somehow thinking that destroying and wiping out all other cultures is the way to go for this sort of “mono power” as a way to control life.
But if you’re a fan of nerd movies and shows like we are, you learn through the dynamic turnarounds of story that light, love and unity always wins out in the end. So, to all of the other cities in the US and world that marched with us today, we are so glad and thankful to be a part of this, to be alive at a time when people are this powerful and coming together for something they believe in, it’s a really beautiful thing. Thank you<3